In which Rainbow Duck is rescued and the Burglar Birds are blown away
One day Blue Troll, Yellow Troll and Water Troll go to visit Rainbow Duck. They come to the stream but she isn’t there, and her nest is all torn and broken! Beside the nest is a little red troll, and she is crying. ‘Help, help!’ cries Red Troll, ‘Something terrible must have happened to Rainbow Duck. Look at her nest! It’s all in a mess, and she NEVER leaves her nest in a mess!’…….Blue Troll, Yellow Troll, Water Troll and Red Troll all set off in different directions to look for Rainbow Duck.
What has happened to her and where can she be?
In the middle of the woods, beside a stream, lived a duck. She was very big, for a duck, and her feathers were red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, which are all the colours of the rainbow. Because of this she was known as Rainbow Duck. She had a beautiful rainbow coloured nest, which she always kept very clean and tidy.
One day Blue Troll, Yellow Troll and Water Troll went to visit her. They came to the stream but Rainbow Duck wasn’t there, and her nest was all torn and broken!
Beside the nest was a little red troll, and she was crying.
‘Help, help!’ cried Red Troll, ‘Something terrible must have happened to Rainbow Duck. Look at her nest! It’s all in a mess, and Rainbow Duck NEVER leaves her nest in a mess!’
‘Oh dear oh dear!’ said Yellow Troll, nearly starting to cry as well, ‘We must go and find her!’
So Blue Troll, Yellow Troll, Water Troll and Red Troll all set off in different directions to look for Rainbow Duck.
Yellow Troll walked along until she came to a large bush. She heard a rustling noise in the bush so she stuck her head in to have a look.
But it wasn’t Rainbow Duck, it was a very prickly hedgehog, and Yellow Troll’s long nose landed right on the hedgehog’s prickles. The prickles were very sharp and her nose hurt and Yellow Troll yelled, ‘OW!’
….all they found was a rainbow coloured feather lying on the ground, and then another, and there were more of them further on.
Blue Troll set off at a run with Lula and Besti following him as fast as they could.
They crossed a stream, they climbed over a wall, they rounded some rocks and they ran down a hill, and then they saw what the noise was all about……
Read about the other books in the series:
- Blue Troll’s Broken Berry Rod
- Rainbow Duck and the Burglar Birds
- When Orange Troll Couldn’t Climb Trees
- The Rainbow Cake
- Blue Troll and the Manycorns