Max hurried across the deck of the Stargazer, he was looking for the Captain. He needed to tell him that they were heading towards an enormous storm front! He bumped into Lucy, knocking her to the floor. “Have you seen Captain Tom?” He asked as he helped her to her feet. Lucy pointed to the galley, with a furious look on her face. Max muttered an apology as he strode off towards the ships kitchen.
“Captain Tom!” Shouted Max, as he entered the galley, “We are heading towards a storm.”
The Captain looked up from his large mug of coffee and immediately sprang up. “Come with me, Boy!” he said cheerfully as he made his way out of the door. “Lets have a look at this weather!”
Lucy and her husky, Jeremy, were already at the helm when Captain Tom and Max rushed through the door. The Captain picked up his telescope and raised it to his good eye. He laughed, then said “that doesn’t look too bad, it’s nothing the Stargazer can’t handle!”
Everyone was looking in the direction of the storm when suddenly, there was flash that lit up the sky and a deafening clap of thunder. Captain Tom’s expression changed, he turned to the squawk box and began barking orders to his crew.
‘Action stations’ roared Captain Tom!
Before their very eyes a curious silhouette began to emerge from the graphite coloured clouds.
What could it be?
Dangerous dragons, troublesome trolls, green goblins, wicked witches or boisterous bogeymen?
The crew could hardly believe their eyes!
Lucy screeched and Max gasped as another skyship appeared!
Captain Tom boomed ‘Its a Snollygoster Skyship!’
Before the crew had time to think, the other Skyship was above them, forcing them to deflate their balloon and descend to the unknown land below!
As the land became more visible and the panic of the crew became more obvious, a strange calming smell came over the Stargazer!
It seemed to float in the air like a feather in the fresh spring breeze!
A sudden lull came over the crew, a sense of calm instead of confusion surrounded the ship.
There was a dull thud as the Stargazer came to rest on the sand.
Captain Tom wondered what this threatening force?
What could the Snollygoster Skyship possibly want or need from them?