by Bill Harley
- for children afraid to go to sleep
THE CASTLE DREAM
It was really strange, Peter. I dreamed I was standing on this road, and up ahead I saw this
castle. I don't know why, but I knew I had to walk towards it. So I started walking towards
the castle, and came across this old woman. She was sitting by the side of the road. She was
sitting there like she was having a picnic. She was very strange looking, too. She had this
gray cloak around her shoulders, spread out around her. She looked like a volcano with a
head on top.
She looked up at me and she said, "You're just in time for lunch. Now what do you have to eat?"
I said, "I don't have anything."
She said, "You must have something. What's in your pockets?"
Well, I reached in my pocket. I said, "I've just got this."
The rest of the story is available in Peter Alsop's book In The Hospital which you can find by following this link, *****