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Saturday
Nov192011

WILD EDRIC & LADY GODDA: MORE THAN JUST MYTH?

‘He and Godda are supposed to be the guardians of the hill,’ Mum said.  ‘The old miners used to say they could hear them knocking in the darkness underground.  They live down there, you see. Only come out to sit on the Throne when it’s covered in clouds.  Or when the hill’s in danger and they’ve got to warn us.  The story goes that the thunder roars and the lightening cracks and the very hill itself shakes when they appear. 

'We say they keep us safe here.  All these years, just the one family.  We say they keep us on this hill.’

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'They're real, aren't they?' Arabella said.  'Wild Edric and Lady Godda.  They gave you the necklace and they saved us both.  They did what Mum's stories say they do.  Their guarded their hill.  Looked after us.  They're really down there, somewhere underground.'

Bonnie remembered the shaking hill.  She remembered how she'd tried to get off it.  They'd made her find that necklace, hadn't they, and she the only one who'd understood what it warned about.  'Yes,' she said. 'I guess you're right.  They must be real.'