Excerpts from Chapter 5
These Characters are introduced in the Excerpt posted below. ( Premise, Ahoy, Kyjo, Captain CANDO, Jovani, Dansy Bella, Writer, Sea Cloud, Zemo, Cocomo & Topo.
“Captain CANDO & the GOLDEN VOYAGE”
Another beautiful day dawns with The CANDO on steady course, Ahoy and Seaboard displaying an unusually exuberant sky dance around ‘the nest’, Kyjo telescope fixed afar waypoint reporting and heard to Captain … Kyjo: Cap telescope seeing new kind of dimension … a, parallel medium showing a sky species, not gulls and Ro- tator read of coursing straight on to … The Isle ? Captain: Yes, Ky we are. … when suddenly both The Captain and Kyjo look up to a sky dance hearing something they’ve never heard before.
Seaboard chattering away with Ahoy as they’ve never heard Seaboard make nigh even so much as a sound before! As day sails and crystal seas glisten and ship is keen …all listen and watch. There’s a new feel- ing in the air, a new anticipation, excitement prevails …
Ahoy: One Bell One Bell.
Kyjo (shouting from the crowsnest): Captain, Captain land ahoy land ahoy!
Ahoy: wing aflutter squawks/says: land ahoy ahoy land ahoy.
Everyone rushes to deck/cheers takes stations congratulates each other in joy un-matched as The CANDO sails on. Isle shore approaches in a calm mystic only Isle found, in Safety Cove, on to dock.
Captain to Moonsun: Moon, sails down
Ahoy: Sails down all down.… as The CANDO eases into Safety Cove and sails come down.
Everyone is fixed on the dock, silence befalls, ship slows easing into dock, not a sound is heard not even a creak in the timeless wooden hull of The CANDO. Without words crew ties in anchors down and there, on dock post awaits Premise The Butterfly.
Jovani (quietly to Captain): Grandpa:, is that the CANDO Premise you told me about, the premise that it can be done?
Captain: That it is m’boy. And look on the beach. (Jovi’s eyes widen with astonishment).
Jovani: Whoa! That must be Little CANDO, The CANDO Spirit in us all!
Captain: Seems so … (all jaws aboard have dropped, Sea Cloud smiles).
Sea Cloud (to Moonsun): Moonsun … Premise will take you ashore and into an enchantment dimension found only at this place, close the mouth Moonsun (as Moonsun’s jaw was still dropping /Moonsun complies).
Sea Cloud, manifest in hand, checks off departees as they remain quietly awestruck in stepping onto The Dock as Premise flutters about leading the way taking them to The Hostess of The Isle and photojournalist of the amazing advents known only to take place there for the outside world!
Dansy Bella … as Little CANDO watches nearby, smiles.
Dansy Bella (leaning on a dock piling & with a friendly smile): Hello.
She greets them on the beach, one by one as in disembarkment arrival bringing the eyes of Writer and Dansy Bella to meet in an unmistakable magic moment when eyes twinkle, as Sea Cloud takes no-tice as he always seems to.
Writer: May I, accompany you?
Dansy: Why yes that would be acceptable.
Writer: My pleasure.
As they lead along Topo trail, Writer with journals, papers and writing supplies in backpack he is rarely without), and Premise fluttering leading way to evenings camp-site. They arrive at the site and a hand
is seen setting down and turning on The Spirit Lamp.
Sea Cloud to Moonsun: Moonsun … Premise will take you ashore and into an enchantment dimension was found only at this place, close the mouth Moonsun (as Moonsun’s jaw still dropping /Moonsun complies). Sea Cloud, manifest in hand, checks off departees as they remain quietly awestruck in stepping onto The Dock as Premise flutters about leading the way ~ taking them to The Hostess of The Isle ~ and photojournalist of the amazing advents known only to take place there ~ for the outside world! Dansy Bella … as Little CANDO watches nearby, smiles. Dansy Bella at a dock post: Hello, and greets them on the beach, one by one as in disembarkment arrival bringing the eyes of Writer and Dansy Bella to meet in an unmistak- able
magic moment when eyes twinkle, as Sea Cloud takes notice as he always seems to. Writer: May I, accompany you?
Choose Your Trail @ The House Of Topo
Mysteriously a pleasant croak – croak – croak is heard. As all awaken croak – croak – is tunefully heard again and only when all is awake, up and ready for this wonderful new and beautiful day does the croaking stop. Everyone is mystified except Dansy Bella that is and suddenly out of nowhere … ker plop!!!
Right there in front of everyone ~ there he is ~ Zemo The Frog!
Zemo: Caaaaroak! Lookin’ for someone?
Dansy: Hello Zemo, I was wondering when you’d show up. Zemo: Caaaaroak! I’s here
Dansy: Zemo could you take us to see Topo?
Zemo: Aaaaaabsolutely! just follow Zemo (and away they all go) Zemo hopping along and they all follow him along the path and suddenly on the path ~ there he is ~ Topo The Mapologist Trailmaster of CANDO Trails.
Topo (Topo Topography): I’ll show you the topography mapology of your landscape geography, geology trail symbology to your CANDO Story, just follow me.
Zemo hops along leading the way Premise is fluttering about, Dansy Bella is next in line with Writer keeping up with her followed by all the others, Ahoy squawking riding on Moonsun’s shoulder, Seaboard excitedly flying around them, and a voice is heard …
Cocomo: Hey, wait up people! (and catches up).
And they all arrive at The House Of Topo. Topo takes them in and when inside the house becomes very spacious with rooms, nooks, crannys and there in the middle of one room …The Red Table!
(Jovani runs over to Sea Cloud asking.)
Jovani: Sea Cloud what are all these books and maps?
Sea Cloud: Hold fast hold fast, Topo will show you.
Topo: never fear, your story’s here!
Cocomo, (as he jumps up on The Red Table): These are the stories of one’s own CANDO Trails Jovani, to one’s own CANDO World.
Captain:People! what have we here. (As suddenly The Spirit Lamp appears it simply just manifests right there on The Red Table).
Cocomo: Holy Moly people how’d that happen? … as the motto appears, and is heard again … “The CANDO Spirit ~ Once Ignited, Shines Forever” Looksee steps forward and is quietly heard saying: Vision of great spirit prevails …(as he looks at Cocomo)
..lamp motto fades, stories appear
(jaws drop again looking at each other Sea Cloud just smiles)
This time, Cocomo jumps up on Moonsun’s shoulder, while Ahoy flutters away from Moonsun’s shoulder and onto The Red Table, picks up one of the books with his beak, flys it to Writer who opens it to a title page and low and behold, it’s his own CANDO Story!
The Red Table.
The CANDO SPIRIT LAMP &
The Magic Red Table
The CANDO Spirit – Once Ignited Shines Forever!
The Magic Red Table will materialize at will when called for as witnessed at candocabin.com and The Prologue to Sojourn.
The Story of Writer!
Writer Narrates The Story of Captain CANDO & the Golden Voyage
Writer: I’ve seen many things I’ve written many stories … this is clearly my own story, the vision I’ve always had … what is this magic place?
Topo: Scoobydoo here dreams do come true on CANDO Trails to The Treasure Of You!
Dansy: What Topo is saying Jovi is, he’ll story–trail you to where you really are … to The Treasure Of You …a dream you’ve always had in a parallel medium of sailing one’s highest Sea Of Capability.
(Captain and Sea Cloud glance at each other and smile)
Sea Cloud (turns to everyone): You see what Dansy is saying is …Topo is a mapologist of one’s own topography , the landscape of one’s own self.
Writer: I get it, your own topography determines your own way the method. your own route through your own mountains, valleys and plateaus that enable your own journey from a point A to a point B. Right Topo?
Topo: A CANDO Trail of you, a road map through you to a place called you and all you can do!
Seaboard: My windsong! (everyone is aghast – Seaboard has spoken for the first time!)
Ahoy squawks and says: Magic Land Magic Land.
Everyone is silent looking around at maps and books everywhere, nooks,shelves and crannys, in this magic place called The House Of Topo.
Dansy: Well I think it’s time trailing time.
(All leave, Zemo hopping leading the way, Premise fluttering about, Dansy Bella in line with Writer keeping up with her, followed by all the others, Ahoy squawking riding Moonsun’s shoulder, Seaboard excitedly flying around them, and a voice is heard …)
Cocomo: Hey people wait up! (and catches up).
(Back at camp dusk befalls, and gathered around once again the magic Spirit Lamp reappears with motto seen and heard …)
The CANDO Spirit Once Ignited Shines Forever.
… and as Writer turns the pages of The Sea Cloud Journal reading entries with the words ending “on this enchanted bedazzled adventure along these CANDO Trails”and on the next day our enchanted journey continues on to Treasure Valley.