5      Happy Thoughts

Escaping from the demon, Jack is chased through the forest by unseen creatures.

At last he comes to the side of a lake.

 He was amazed to see the beautiful lady wrapped in the light and floating towards him

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Jack saw he was besides a lake. From its dark green depths Dan’s face rushed to greet him when he bent for a closer look. Astonished, Jack reached out, causing his brother to vanish in a pool of ripples.

As a golden glow shivered over the water, Jack looked up to see the beautiful lady from the park floating towards him, wrapped in the light.

“Happy thoughts are the thoughts of the many, while sad thoughts are yours alone.” Her warm, musical voice was hung with a thousand tinkling silver bells. “Do not choose solitude, be one with the one. Think happy thoughts.”

On the lily pads a frog orchestra struck up a jolly tune as she burst into song... “Hap, hap, happy thoughts, happy thoughts, think about things you like to do. You’ve got to have your dreams. For if you never dream, then how you going to have your dreams come true?”

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