was ill. She was lying in bed and looked really horrible: her hair was all
touseld and her face was very pale.
said it was only the flu, and she would be better soon, but Ben was not so
summer his Auntie Janet had died. Ben thought she was a fairy now. Sometimes,
when there was something he really, really wanted, he would send a wish to
her. It worked quite often, but not always.
not want his mum to be ill. He wanted her to play with him. It was Saturday
and he was bored. Daddy said he was too busy looking after mum to play with
had to think of something to do all by himself. First, he played with his
train set, but after a while he got bored with that, so he switched the TV
on, but he did not like the programme.
end he went to ask his dad, if there was nothing they could do to make Mummy
better quickly. His dad told him just to let her sleep, then she would get
better all by herself. Ben did not believe that. Everybody knows that dead
went to his room and took Bear from his pillow. He sat down on the floor and
said to him, Mummy is really ill. What do you think we can do to make
looked at him. He did not know. He had never been ill in all his life.
I am ill, Mummy gives me medicine. I wonder if Daddy has given her some? Lets
go and ask him, Ben told Bear.
downstairs with Bear and asked. His dad nodded, he had given her medicine.
Its not working very well, is it?, Ben wondered.
just takes a bit of time. Mummy caught the flu quite badly..., his dad
she needs stronger medicine. Or even magic medicine!, Ben suggested.
Dad asked surprised.
knowingly. He knew all about magic. Magic brought the Snuffler, and it kept
the monsters at bay. It might even make mummies better.
do you think, Bear?, Ben asked.
nodded. He agreed with Bens idea. Magic was always great with things
get started then. Do you want to help, Daddy?
grinned and nodded, What do we do? [...]
Sybille Sterk 2002 - 2004
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