Ashes Second Test Special Werewolf of Oz Episode

The second Ashes test 
more Oz east than west
gets under way
in less than a day
in the Adelaide Oval
where Grey found opal
providing direction
before Arishes invention
The Old Gum Tree
all Werewolfers did see.

Ashes Returns to Adelaide, Home of AusRuIcket

The Old Gum Tree
The Old Gum Tree (Photo credit: Abi Skipp)

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, satirical comedy sports correspondent inspired by darts legend Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams.

Yes, The Old Gum Tree was about all the Werewolf of Ozzers saw when they passed through Adelaide a long time ago; how long is difficult to tell, after a timequake sent them hurtling in the direction of Theold Gumtree, expert in timetravelicity.

Then they discovered AusRuIcket, something like a combination of Aussie Rules and cricket probably inspired by J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter quidditch; played between teams of Crows and Redbacks, like the Aussie Rules and cricket teams in that locality.

Adelaide Oval looking North from the new Weste...
Adelaide Oval (Wikipedia).

And about fourteen hours from now, the Ashes returns to Adelaide for the second test, with the Aussies 1-0 up after the Brisbane boomeranging. I’m sure England and Wales will want to bounce back.

Werewolf of Oz Green Light

We don’t know what’s going to happen in the Ashes second test, but we do know what’s going to happen in the Werewolf of Ozzers’ ultimate test, as they approach Bri’s bane.

Have you guessed what Bri’s bane is yet? We didn’t have a clue until they passed through Hat Head and reached Emerald Beach. Then we had an idea. There’s more clues in this episode, which mixes flashbacks, contemplative review, repetition and progression.

Self-Analysis
Self-Analysis (Photo credit: mellowsundrops)

Chapter 128.  Welcome to the Jungle: Emerald Forest Beach

I grew ever more apprehensive as we neared Emerald Beach; because my last few experiences of green hadn’t worked out well.

There was our terrible episode with Smiggin Holes, Lord of the Green; the green ray I’d seen before our awful Swan Lake experience; and then we couldn’t get past Green Point after being boomeranged from Boomerang Beach.

I thought Green would probably have had much better luck at those places, and maybe I just wasn’t cut out for this epic rambling lark.

Emerald Beach

U-Bute True Blue Gold for 'Straylya!
U-Bute True Blue Gold for ‘Straylya! (Photo credit: mugley)

My emerald cork hat almost dragged me onto Emerald Beach; it seemed to be growing in strength, and I now felt like it was wearing me more than the other way around!

I took it off to have a look at it, and was shocked to find I could only see its corks.

I put it back on and it pulled toward a crag jutting out of the cliff at the far side of the beach. I looked back at the others, who seemed to share my curiosity. Moreover,
out of the corner of my eye,
in the seemingly faraway ocean,
I thought I saw a commotion,
and wondered what it could be.

Sea Cliff Bridge
Sea Cliff Bridge (Photo credit: Nik Cubrilovic)

It was difficult making our way through all the emerald; like struggling through dense jungle. But my hat was a good guide, and we soon reached the crag.

I thought that might be it, but the hat wanted to go farther; it led me around the edge of the cliff. The others followed. I thought I knew what my hat was up to when we turned the corner. Emerald Beach had a secret cave.

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Notes

The secret cave is inspired by adventure books such as those in Robert Arthur Jr’s The Three Investigators series.

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