Mrs. Foreman English IV
Thursday, January 30, 1997
Once upon a time there was a gnome named Knob, who lived the far off land of
Gnomania. Gnomania is a huge underground lair with only one entrance. The only
entrance to this lair is by swimming down to the bottom of the ocean floor and
knocking on a large clam. On the other side of this clam is an old grouchy gnome
named Stubby whose only job was to keep the clam clean, and listen for the
knock of incoming visitors. To assist Stubby in guarding the clam, he had a pet
snark. A snark is an animal or pet that can be used as a watchdog.
One day Knob went to visit his grandmother in the land of Gnollie which is about
a guzillion centimeters away from Gnomania. On his way to his grandmother's
house he ran across a garden. Upon stumbling on the garden, he decided to be
thoughtful and pick some tulips for his grandmother. Tulips were her favorite
While approaching his grandmother's house, he found something to be very strange.
His grandmother was hovering on an hummingbird, while picking apples from her
tall twenty-foot appletree. After contemplating on this strange doing, he
decided not to let it bother him. After seeing Knob approach her house, Knob's
grandmother whistled for the hummingbird to bring her down so she could greet
him. She greeted him with a loud burp which was a common courtesy among
Gnomanians. After greeting him she also sprinkled him with some of her fairy
dust. She handily carried it around in her turban. She naturally invited him
in for dinner where they ate lots of mosquitoes. After dinner, they watched a
cheap imitation of television. They used a big box to put different animals in
and called it the Discovery channel. By the end of the day Knob was
getting a little weary, so he decided to return home.
When he returned form Gnollie his pet snark was there to welocme him home. He
welcomed his snark back by feeding it fisheyes or... [continues]
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