The Librarian

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
A famous children's story in my other series "TIME", which is not published yet due to the flashdrive. Why it's in the book is that 'Professor Oswald the Owl' is pulled out of the nursery rhyme and is one of the teachers of Salvarian History (You'll learn what Salvaria is once you read TIME).

Submitted: August 17, 2011

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Baylis the little bat flew into a big building with different colored stained glass all around. The building had dark wood along with it.
Baylis looked around in astonishment as he flew in. So many books! Such tall shelves with an endless amount of stories waiting to be read by eager readers.
Baylis stopped his flight in front of a large grey owl with a gold monocle.
"Hoo" said the owl "Who are you?"
"I am Baylis the little bat."
"Hello Baylis the little bat, I am Professor Oswald the owl." Answered the great owl.
"Hello Professor."
Baylis looked around at the gigantic book shelves and how high the ceiling rose, then Baylis turned around to the great owl. "Which book should I choose?"
"Whatever comes to your interest."
Baylis let his head turn to scan his surroundings. He then spotted an enormous door with red, purple, and brown colored glass. A wooden arch surrounded the door, and two huge handles with two lion heads holding them in their mouths.
Baylis flew over to the door, and right before he could pull the door open, the owl said "Hoo, please do not go in there, that is private! Hoo!"
Baylis grimaced in disappointment and turned to the rest of the library.
Then, Baylis noticed the great owl fly to a little window at the top of the library. The great owl unhooked the latch in the window, opened it, and flew out into the world.
Baylis then turned around at the behemoth door and pulled open one of the lion heads.
He walked into the room very slowly, gazing at what was around him. What was in front of him was a spiral staircase which must've lead upstairs. Around the staircase were a bunch of shelves in front of another large stained glass window.
It must've been the tower to the side of the building.
He quickly flew up the stairs, around and around until he reached to the very top.
What was up there were more bookshelves, no windows except for tiny ones at the edge of the ceiling. What was in the center was a book stand with a capacious book ontop.
Baylis headed forward and looked down at the book. It wasn't open, so to Baylis's natural insincts, Baylis opened it.
Jets of different colored light swarmed. Baylis was knocked on to his haunches! He used his wing to cover his face from the tornado of magic.
Just then, the great owl opened one of the miniature windows, flew in, and closed the book like it was nothing.
"Hoo!" said the owl "Didn't I say not to enter the door?"
"I'm sorry," said Baylis.
"Baylis the little bat, it is alright. Come downstairs with me and I can help you find a book you'd like."
 


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