Cucoo then decides that he needs help in finding the troll, and who better to help him than the Old Man of the Yard who knows everything that goes on in this yard. He explains to the Old Man of the Yard that he has found a troll door in Mr. Sycamore’s trunk.
“Well there you have it,” says the Old Man of the Yard, “Mr. Sycamore will surely know of this troll you speak of. Let’s go over and ask him and see what he has to say. After all, the door is on his trunk and who would know better than he who comes and goes from his trunk.”
So off they both went to ask Mr. Sycamore
While on their way to see Mr. Sycamore they met poor Mr. Post. He had a terrible run in with the lawnmower and severely damaged his left eye. Luckily for him, he still has part of his eye left intact and can see fairly well.
Cucoo didn’t pay much attention to what Mr. Post had said, thinking that he had just seen birds, because birds are very pretty and especially the little colorful ones than hang around Mr. Post’s area of the yard. But since Cucoo didn’t want to overlook anything he headed towards the bird feeder Mr. Post had mentioned.
The Old Man of the Yard spoke first, “Mr. Sycamore…How are you this fine day? Cucoo has found a troll door on your trunk and has come to me for help in finding the troll who lives behind the door. Can you help us?”
Mr. Sycamore laughed so loud that his branches all shook. He said, “My dear, dear Cucoo…there is no troll living behind that door. Ms Sandy had requested a fairy door and Mr. Jimmy made one for her and hung it beneath my branches so that the fairies could be released from within my trunk. You can find the pretty little fairy standing over there on the table listening to the seashell she found near the water garden.
***The "Old Man of the Yard is actually a walking stick carved out by my son Brian. Cucoo was nice enough to loan him the hat for the story.
The troll door was made by Jimmy...and it was supposed to be a fairy door, but he made it much too large.
The story is mine (what else do you do while you're waiting for the UPS guy to deliver a package?)