The Secret Castle ( Part 2)

If you missed Part one of “The Secret Castle”, here is the link to it. The Secret Castle

The Secret Castle (Part 2)

She took one look  and fainted, collapsing right inside the door!

“Oh No! I do believe we frightened her!”

Jangle was walking up to the door where he saw Jinx and the Dragon staring down at the poor girl lying on the floor.

“May I ask what you were thinking, opening the door with the dragon beside you! Of course you frightened her, what did you expect her to say, “Oh, HI Mr.Dragon, may I come in?”

Dinosaurius looked down and Jinx patted him on the head assuring him that she would be alright, but that perhaps he should go in another room before the young lady woke up. Dinosaurius being the kind, understanding dragon that he was decided to go lie down for a bit. Snowball was taking a nap as well and missing all the excitement going on at the moment.

After Jinx and Jangle rubbed some wet, cool washcloths on the lady’s forehead she started to stir. Slowly she opened her eyes and saw the anxious faces of  2 men staring down at her.

“Welcome! I am Jinx and this is Jangle, who are you?”

The young lady sat up and gave a tentative smile as her eyes wandered around the room.

“Thank you! My name is Cassie. I hope you don’t mind me coming here, but my car broke down and I didn’t know where else to turn. Your castle is lovely, how long have you lived here? 

“Oh just a few day, but this isn’t our castle.  We don’t know who it belongs too. It appears to have been abandoned. We were on our way home to the North Pole, but apparently we have a  very directionally challenged dragon and…”

Cassie’s face began to drain of color as she said, “Excuse me did you say dragon, was there a dra … dra … dragon  with you when you opened the door? I was beginning to think that was just my imagination.”

“Yes, Dinosarius the dragon, was by my side, but trust me you have nothing to fear! Dinosarius is a very friendly dragon, he is really sorry that he scared you earlier. ”  Jinx explained.

Cassie started to chuckle as she shook her head. What a day this was turning out to be. She had met 2 cops who appeared to be more like Laurel and Hardy then cops. Then she found an abandoned, yet not so abandoned castle with a dragon inside it and 2 short men. Suddenly she remembered something else that they had said.

“Did you say you were headed to the North Pole?”  Cassie asked them.

“Yes, we were, and we are soon ready to head back. We found out the right directions this time. Snowball knows the way. If he would have stayed awake when we were flying before, he would have been able to stop us from taking this detour, but he can’t pass up a good nap!  Jinx replied.

“Wow!” My family will never believe this story! Why oh why would  you be headed to the North Pole, if I may ask?”

“Well to work for Santa of course! Why else would anyone go to the North Pole. We are Santa’s elves.

Cassie was beginning to wonder how hard she had hit her head when she fell. She had questions whirling around in her brain and she wanted to ask them but yet at the same time she hesitated. She had learned that asking questions doesn’t always help ones curiosity, sometimes it only adds to it!

She smiled and said to Jinx and Jangle. “It is my pleasure to meet you  both and I do think I would like to meet Dinosarius again if I am able. ”

“Sure! I know he would be glad to meet you!” Jangle said. “I will go get him and see if Snowball is awake yet, so that you can meet him too. He is Santa’s newest elf.”

Cassie shook her head, one just never knew what a day may hold. She was in a beautiful castle with a dragon and 3 of Santa’s elves!  What else could happen?

Knock! Knock!

Jinx went to the door wondering who it could be. He opened the door and to his surprise there were 2 men standing there and a police car parked in front of the castle! 

Oh gosh! What trouble had Jangle and Snowball went and got themselves into now! thought Jinx.

“May I help you?” questioned Jinx to the men.

“We were looking for a young lady. … Oh there you are!” they said, as they noticed Cassie staring at them with her mouth wide open. She hadn’t expected to see them again.

“We just wanted to make sure that you were alright Miss, we saw your car still sitting out there and thought we would check up on you.”

“Thanks guys, that was very nice of you.”  Cassie said as she came walking over to them.  Their faces blushed a little at her praise.

“I think I will be fine, I just need to get the tire fixed on my car.

“Oh, I can take a look at your tire.” said Jinx, ” Always glad to help when I can. I may be able to fix it.”

They were all still  talking when the color suddenly drained from the men’s faces. They had quickly turned around, bumping into each other, as they both tried to squeeze out the door at the same time!

Jinx and Cassie were confused, until they looked behind them and saw Dinosarius, Jangle and Snowball coming towards them.

Jinx went to the door to yell out at them, but they were gone! He came back in chuckling. 

“Well they are gone now, but they will be back!”

“How can you be so sure they will be back,” questioned Cassie.

“They were running down the road, they totally forgot about their car!” he said.

Cassie started laughing too, and they both went to see the others.  Cassie was delighted by Dinosarius when she got to know him and had fun getting to know Snowball too.

“Well Cassie, why don’t you take me to your car and I will see if I can fix your tire”, said Jinx.

“Okay”, said Cassie.

“I think it has a hole in it and that is what made it go flat. ” she said.

“Oh holes! I know all about holes, let me share with you some lessons on holes”, said Jinx, and they went out the door.

Later that night, after a delicious hot supper made by Snowball,  Cassie said that she would have to leave to head home. Snowball made sure to fix his special coffee for her to enjoy on the long drive back home.

“I can’t thank you all enough for your hospitality and for helping me fix my tire. I won’t forget you guys and I really hope you have a safe trip back to the North Pole! Do you think you can put in a good word to Santa for me?” Cassie said, with a grin on her face. 

“Yes!” replied Jinx.

“It would be our pleasure”, said Jangle and Snowball.

Cassie thanked them once more as she shook all their hands and gave Dinosarius a pat on the head, and then she walked out the door. Her heart was full. At first she had been so upset when her car broke down, but look at the pleasant surprises that had come out of it.  Sometimes you can find new friends in the most surprising ways!




27 thoughts on “The Secret Castle ( Part 2)

    • How old is your grand nephew. Would love to hear what he thinks. 🙂
      He may be interested in “The Odessa Chronicles” , it’s a book I co-authored with Colin. Stories for Children of all ages. It tells the crazy adventures of 4 very different characters. A Barn Owl, a Cat, A Jackalope and a Man-servant. They become best friends who live at Moonbeam Farm.


  1. I love the lesson in the end..we never know what wind hidden gems may be laying hidden in a difficult situation. I know looking back at so many difficult situations in my life I can know see some of the wonderful gems that came out of them.😊 What a delightful story that filled my morning with was and joy to remind me to look for the hidden gems in the difficult moments of my day.❤️

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  2. I finally read Part 1 of The Secret Castle last evening and did not get to Part 2 until much later, actually it was quite early, around 2 AM. I could not wait to read this to Benjamin, I knew that he would be ecstatic. He is sitting here giving me a list of things to “tell Miss JoyRoses”! I will simply be the conduit for his endless stream of chatter and be back with one small thing of my own to add. “This is the bestest Jinx and Jangle story, cause my Dinosauris is in it too! Gem got me a stuffed dragon that I named Dinosauris. He stays with Jinx, Jangle and Snowball in a special place. They are all together forever and ever. I love dinosaurs and dragons, they can be friends. Auntie is taking me to see the new Train Your Dragon movie after I sleepover at Gem’s tomorrow. It is our special Dragon Day! Maybe you could see it with us too, do you live near Gem? We could have fun and you could see my toys! Gem says that’s enough. Oh and Thank-you!” Gem here, and I will translate some of this for you. First the small thing, I read the dragon’s name as Dinosauris because that is what he calls him. I did not read it to him as Dinosaurius, as you have spelled it. I did not want to hurt his feelings that the name is different, but don’t worry about that. Were it not for the fact that Dinosauris is part of his world, he might not have noticed the change. We are having a sleepover tomorrow night, this is school vacation week here. Friday the newest “How to Train Your Dragon” movie is being released and eldest daughter took the day off to take him to see it (she has seen all of them). Then they are going to Build-A-Bear to build their own dragons, that is a surprise for him that will make it a Dragon Day to remember! Benjamin also wants you to know that Jaxon and Jellybean loved the story too, they still travel everywhere with him! Thank-you x 2!!

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    • Awwh!! Benjamin can chatter to me anytime! So very glad that he loved the story. I will be sure to spell the dragon’s name right next time!
      Please tell him that I loved the How to Train Your Dragon movies and that would be amazing if I could watch it with him! I feel so special being Invited to share in his special day , please thank him for asking and give him a huge hug! Tell him that if I could somehow shorten the distance between us I would do it in an instant!
      Love that Jaxon and Jellybean enjoyed the story too. Thank you both for the heartwarming smiles today!! ❤ ❤


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