The yearly event for witches is the “Broomstick Dive and Duck Ball”. It is a night of feasting, music, competitions and games.
Lovisma loves the competition called, “Whackiest disguise for a broomstick.” Last year she disguised her broom stick as a sausage roll. A giant warlock tried to eat it and broke a tooth. Lovisma didn’t hang around to collect her prize.
Elegant loves the “Design a witches hat” competition. Last year her hat looked like a giant board game complete with rolling dice and moving figures.
This year the two witches began their preparations early. On the night of the ball, they took great care with their appearance. Elegant ‘s gown was midnight blue sprinkled with tiny glittering stars, her shoes and hat matched.
Suddenly a loud scream was heard followed by a dog howling in pain. “What is that?” Elegant asked.
“I don’t know. Lets go.” Lovisma sped off into thenight sky.
Elegant looked towards the wood. The howling was dreadful. “Oh, dear.” She mumbled and flew after Lovisma. When she caught up with her sister she said, “I need to help it.”
“But you will miss the fun. Remember last years popping cheesecake. It was fantastic.” Lovisma said.
“I will catch up later.” Elegant said and went into the wood.
She found Tulip and Hamish trying to get close to a huge dog. He was standing on three legs, the third one was bent and blood poured from it.
“My magic isn’t strong enough. He is in great pain.” Tulip whispered to Elegant.
“We will work together and fix this.” Elegant said.
Even with magic it took them a long time. When his paw was mended and bandaged. Hamish said, “We have to get him home.”
Tulip agreed, “yes he can’t stay here he will frighten everyone but where is his home?”
Elegant thought about the problem and declared, “there is only one way to do this. We need a potion from the bubbling cauldron. Hamish, we will be back in a jiffy.”
The bubbling cauldron was asleep. It didn’t like being wakened and asked to work. Eventually Elegant persuaded it to allow her to make one potion.
When they returned they added the potion to water. When the husky drank it he told them his story.
Elegant was happy to return the animal to his home but she felt a little sad she had missed the fun at the ball. The next day when everyone in Mudpile Wood heard of Elegants kind act, they decided to hold a party in her honor to thank her.