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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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Literary Nonsense Poem Ride to The Old Gum Tree

Hi, it’s G.G. Howling, literary correspondent at the Greenygrey. I’m proud to be introducing the latest episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Mapswhich seems to have revolutionised the world of fantasy sport over the past fortnight.

This episode concludes the Adelaide AusRuIcket adventure, but it isn’t long before the travelling trio fall into another literary nonsense lark, before landing their feet on the dusty sandy path. But where is Theold Gumtree?

45.  TIME TRAVELLING TRIO RETURN TO MODERN ADELAIDO

We commiserated with the Redbacks; they didn’t seem too disheartened, and the players sportingly clapped us off using all eight legs.

Going Downhill after Victory

Sliding Rock
Sliding Rock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After celebrating with our Crow teammates we changed back into our normal shapes and headed over to where we remembered Theold Gumtree had been. We walked in a jubilant mood, and Elle said she was glad to be back in her usual body. I thought that was a good sign, although she had been a beautiful bird. Our unbridled joy was short-lived however, and was soon to be replaced by pesky puzzlement.

As we approached
the remembered location
we reached a slope
we couldn’t recall,
and the decline was so steep
we began to fall.
We had to start running
to stay on our feet,
skidding and sliding
to an uneven beat.
I could stay upright no longer
and gave out a yell
as I fell
into Elle.
Then we both took out Angry,
and tumbled like puppets
all dingly and dangly.

Returning to Time

I thought we might not survive, such was the dive, but after a minute or three we began to slow down. Elle brought us to our final stop by grabbing us. I had to laugh when Bonzo turned around to me from under her right arm and declared: ‘She’s Got Balls!’

Sign on the Old Gum Tree
Sign on the Old Gum Tree (Photo credit: Community History SA)

We had landed back on the dust sandy path. After dusting myself off I had a good look around, and saw there was a memorial to The Old Gum Tree where we remembered meeting Theold Gumtree.

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Notes

The Old Gum Tree is the historic site of the proclamation of the colony of South Australia in 1836.
She’s Got Balls (AC/DC song).

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