Hi I’m Lucy and this blog is where I write all about my search for the witch of Ballyyahoo. If you’ve never been here before, you won’t know that Ballyyahoo is a tiny town on the west coast of Ireland and if you’ve never been here before, the best thing to do is to start reading from the beginning. All you have to do is click here for the start of Witch-watch.
I’ve been investigating the mysterious disappearance of the Raggy Rabbit. I had been looking after him for Miss Parrot while she was away when suddenly Raggy vanished.
THE MAIN SUSPECTS
I have been trying to work out what happened and where Raggy has gone, and so far these three are the main suspects.
2.THE RAGGY RABBIT’S COUNTRY COUSINS – THE WILD RABBITS
NOT THE FAR-AWAY-FOX
I have already investigated the Far-Away-Fox and I found no evidence, so now I am going to investigate suspect number two:
THE WILD RABBITS
A few days ago, I saw a few small wild rabbits in the fields near the Miss Parrot’s house. They were quite small and at the time I saw them they looked like they were just playing around. One of the things I was wondering about was whether or not Raggy had got lonely. Maybe he ran away to join these rabbits? Miss Parrot had been gone a while and maybe poor Raggy thought she was never coming back! It’s hard to explain things like this to a rabbit. Do rabbits even understand human talk?
To be honest though, I didn’t really think Raggy had run away to join them. Cousins or not, the wild rabbits in the fields were a different sort of rabbit than Raggy. He has been brought up among humans. Would Raggy survive in the wild without Miss Parrot and me to bring him dandelions and rabbit food? Would the wild rabbits help him?
WHAT WOULD A REAL DETECTIVE DO?
I had a feeling that even Raggy knew he was better off with Miss Parrot looking after him, but still, a real detective wouldn’t rule out the idea of him running away to join the wild rabbits. So I carried out a thorough search.
I looked in every single hiding place that I could find. When I found this little hole in a wooded area near Miss Parrot’s place. I really thought I’d find something hiding inside. If I was small enough to get in there that’s where I’d hide, but I looked inside really closely and the hole was empty. Not a hint of a rabbit, or even a mouse – not even a tiny bit of rabbit poo.
THE FAIRY HIDEOUT
I used to go to this place all the time when I was little. It is hidden deep within the Witchy Woods. I used to call it the ‘fairy hideout’ because I used to think it was where the fairies went to hide. I was always looking for the fairies but I never did see any, not even one. Eventually I gave up looking for them.
Now I’m too old to believe in fairies but I’m not too old to believe in witches. It might have got a bit boring around Ballyyahoo without fairies to look out for, so it’s really good job there’s a witch about!
Anyway, after all my searching, I still didn’t find a single trace of the Raggy Rabbit. But I’m not giving up the search. I’ll never give up the hunt for the Raggy Rabbit. Miss Parrot would never forgive me and do you know what? I think I’d never forgive myself.
If you want to know what I did next you can click here for Episode 11 – The Witch’s Whisper or on the cauldron below.
If you want to start to read from the beginning of my stories then go to the start of witch-watch.