Little Alfie Shocked To The Core!
It had been two hours since i had managed to break the chain that was holding Fox to the boulder.
From the shoreline we had spotted a forest of trees. Maybe some more of our little friends would be sheltering within. We had to take the chance. Onwards we journeyed, not knowing what we would find!
I could see some spaces in the undergrowth where artists images had been, and were then removed. It gave me hope that all my little pals could be freed from the clutches of the 'Image Thieves' operating in the Amazon place.
It was Fox who heard the call first.
We peered upwards, trying to see through all the leaves and branches.
Even with Fox's good eyesight we couldn't make out who was calling.
"Who's there?" we shouted.
"Me!" they hollered back.
"Me who?" fox giggled, albeit nervously.
"I..I..don't know...th-they've took my name away!"
Fox and I were silent for a moment.
In the quiet we heard a little sob.
"We can't see you!" Fox yelped.
"I'm in the nest..they p-put me here, and I can't get down!"
"Don't worry, we're coming!" Fox and I shouted together.
It was fox who had started climbing first. Even with his sore arm from the chains, he still managed to climb faster than me.
As I clambered out onto a sturdy branch, I saw for the first time who it was...sitting there in the 'Image Thieves' nest was a little boy holding the biggest, reddest, juiciest apple you ever did see.
Before I could even say hello, the little chap asked,
"Wh-who am I?"
I gulped with emotion as the words choked in my throat.
"Alfie", I said. "Your name is Alfie!"
You see, dear readers, when the 'Image Thieves' stole Alfie and his apple from my Zazzle store, they knew that his design could no longer be personalised. Amazon doesn't have that function yet. He can only be personalised in my Zazzle store or in my CafePress store.
Usually Alfie is given to teachers as a little present, and it's always fun to personalise the gift with the teacher's name. Alfie loves sitting in a classroom, whether it's on a tote bag, a teachers t-shirt, or a chalkboard alphabet cushion - he feels as if he's really getting a fantastic education when he's there too!
You can see him in action by pressing either of the buttons below (the page will open in a new window).
Thank you for following us on our adventure so far. Here's hoping we can free some more of our friends tomorrow!
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.