The first thing that I saw when I woke up was the mermaids shell against mum’s ear and she was listening to it. After a while mum put the shell down and called me over to her lap. And she began to speak.“Today the shell has told me a great story that the white horse whispered to her.”
She pointed out of the cave to the sea and said “ Can you see those white spots on the ocean, well those are the white horses, they are little waves that appear when the wind blows. They are helpful. Let me tell you the story,”
Mum began. “The white horses noticed a boat with 2 sailors floating in the middle of the ocean. The boat seemed to be lost so they rushed out to help when they heard the two men talking. The wise old man told the younger man to wait until dark when very special stars would be in the sky. He said a set of 4 stars, called the Southern Cross had been used for many years by travellers to find their way home. So the sailors waited and the white horses waited with them.
Well, that night the stars began to appear and there is was, the 4 stars of the Southern Cross. The older sailor looked at them, pointed north and said this was the way home. The white horses were so amazed, he was right!
So they boat set sail again and safely arrived at the beach just as the sun was rising on a new day.
We looked for '4' in the world around us and saw:
- 4 iPads
- 4 pens
- 4 tables
That’s the way to make a four!