The Unlikely Adventures of Miss Hyla Bibbit

…a small frog in a big world…

Traveling Sylvanian 3 – Part 1, The Arrival August 25, 2014

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“Somewhere over these hills should be Sycamore Springs.”

 

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“There! There’s the town! Just through these woods!”

 

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“Thank goodness I’ve arrived. What a long journey! Well…since I’m here, I guess I better deliver this package straight away. I don’t want to be rude and forget it! …. So this is Miss Bibbit’s house? Seems very humble for a ‘celebrity’. I do hope she will be nice.”

 

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“Hello. May I help you…miss?”
“Oh! Damara…Damara De Wildt.”
“How wonderful! The whole village has been expecting you! Please come in!”

The whole village?

 

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“Rooibosch Hill sounds wonderful. I apologize for the chill, our summer has been very peculiar with temperature this year.”
“It’s not too cold, though I am thankful for my husband insisting upon binging my jacket!”
“He sounds like a sweet man.”
“Oh, very sweet….Listen to me chat away! I have a package for you!”

 

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“A package?”
“Yes, from Ms. Madeline’s boutique! She said there was some delay or mix up with the last order.”
“You have to forgive me…I haven’t the froggiest idea what it could be…”

 

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*gasp*
“Miss Bibbit…it’s beautiful!”
“Now I remember! I helped our resident thread makers and dyers, the Sweetbriars, connect with Ms. Merryweather a few months ago. They make so much thread and dye, Ms. Clearwater can’t keep up with her dressmaking! Madeline wanted to send me something in thanks, but I never imagined this!”

 

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“You must be famished, Damara! Would you like to go to the cafe’? It’s not very big, but their sandwiches are fantastic!”
“Now that you mention it, I could use a spot of food.”

 

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“This is a great place, Miss Bibbit. Thank you for inviting me!”
“Please, call me ‘Hyla’. Miss Bibbit makes me sound old.”
*giggles*

 

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“So Damara, tell me what do you want to do in Sycamore Springs?”

 

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“Oh, well…I’ve always wanted to travel the world and meet new critters.”

 

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“I work in Rooibosch Hill as a herbalist, so I suppose I would like to learn about new recipes and plants. The excitement of it all! Me! In a new town! On a different continent! Hemisphere, even! Oh, I want to see everything I can!”

 

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“Well, you’re in luck! One of Sycamore Springs’ newest residents is Phineas Underwood. He’s a study of everything in the woods! Plants, rocks, bugs…just name it…
…and double our luck! Here he comes now!…
…Phineas! May we speak with you a moment?”
“Hmm? Oh, ah, yes! I’ll just…be right over.”

 

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“Finn, this is Damara De Wildt. She’s from Rooibosch Hill in South Africa and she’s visiting for a few weeks. We were hoping you might be able to show her some interesting places you’ve found.”

 

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“Oh, well, I would lo—……..ahhhhh….”

 

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She..she’s beautiful!

 

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“Um, ah..yes! Of course! I am heading out in a few days to hunt for some fossils. Would you…ah…like to join me?”
“I’ve never been fossil hunting! It sounds so exciting. I promise I won’t be a bother!”
“Nonsense! You won’t be a trifle at all. Um..w-where might I find you?”
“Oh dear. I haven’t found a place to stay just yet, I’m ashamed to say.”
“Finn, why don’t you take her to the Inn where you’re staying?”
“Oh, of course! I’ll…I’ll…help you with your things.”

 

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“Mr. and Mrs. Slydale, this is Damara De Wildt. She needs a room for her stay in the village.”
“Welcome to the Foxglove Inn, Ms. De Wildt. We have a room that would be perfect for your stay!”
“Please, don’t make it a lavish one! I would hate to put you out with all of the trouble of last minute!”
“Mr. Slydale and I may not have the fanciest of inns, but our rooms are full of comfort, cleanliness and courtesy! They’re always made ready for guests; you needn’t worry!”

 

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“I hope this is to your liking, Miss Damara.”
“Oh, it’s lovely. With such a great view of the forest!”
“I..ah…m-my room is just down the hall. Don’t hesitate to ask.”
“Thank you Phineas, you’ve been most kind.”

 

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Oh, Finn…just what have you gotten yourself into?

 

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Oh Rowan, if you could see me now! I miss you something awful…but I have to do this. I just wish you and the cubs could be with me. What a grand adventure this will be…

 

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As she slowly drifts off to sleep, Damara can almost hear her husband whisper, ‘good night, Kitten’….

 

 

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