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Inventors Fair Scarlet

Welcome to the 117th Inventors Fair, and prepare to be amazed with the wild and wacky inventions across the field. Once complete you can then write your own inventions and put them into the tale too.
This trail begins in the village gardens at the Dove Cote entrance.
Chapter one


‘Roll up, Roll up, the inventors fair is here'.

‘Come see the miraculous, the incredible, the fan-tab-u-lous' announced the orator from his tiny wooden podium. He then leans forward and whispers to you ‘I know that fantabulous is not a word, but this is an inventors fair and if you can't invent a few words here and there, then what's the point, ay!' His moustache twitches in excitement which seems to accentuate the shiny baldness of his head.

‘Buy your tickets here' he announces to the crowd gesticulating in a strange flourish of twisting wrists towards the booth and turnstile.

‘Now good people, ladies and gentlemen, have you been acquainted with the astounding Mr Arac, who will be demonstrating his incredible Home Spider Dentistry Kit or what about Dr Faustus and his amazing security device, The Magic Void'. He pauses for effect before he continues ‘it's a new type of safe which hides your valuables inside a surprising quirk of space-time itself.' Go see him, he's at stall number 253, but then he mutters to you under his breath ‘I suggest you don't let him Magic Void your pet, last one came back a little squishy and the boys keeper was quite disgruntled.'

Suddenly you have a ticket and are through the barrier, and there before you is stall - upon stall - upon stall, this is the inventors fair. Tents and turrets are pitched everywhere, flags and banners billow as smartly suited visitors amble between the stalls. Noises fizz from displays where plumes of pink and purple smoke waft from curious contraptions to the left, right and just about everywhere.

A voting paper is then thrust into your hand and you notice it has six spaces for nominations, this is what you need to fill in and post before you exit.

You glance back and see the sun glint off the Orators shiny head as he disappears back through the gates. His wrists spin above his glistening head as he funnels and encourages more paying visitors through the turnstiles.

Now to the fair.
Go to the door which leads into the Tithe Barn.
Chapter two

The Fire Vault

As you approach the stall you see a queue of people waiting to step into a fenced off area that keeps the Fire Vault safe.You see people looking dazed as they step out of the Vault. Then you suddenly realise that you're at the front of the queue, you quickly step out of the line and decide to watch what happens from the screen. Then a young boy is taken into the Vault.
Then the most incredible thing happens.... Professer Umbridge shut the oak door on the boy and you watch what he does. In front of him appears a screen of fire and he thinks of a football pitch. When the fire has gone he appears on the football pitch with famous footballers. The football pitch is massive and it seems to go on for ever. The boy marvels at the sight when suddenly you see a ball flying towards him you don't want to watch the boy being hit so you make a swift exit.
Go to the pedestal flower pot in the lower garden.
Chapter three

The butterfly time machine

As you approach you see people queuing up for the butterfly time machine it is brightly coloured, beautiful butterfly that you can feed bird seed to as well as lettuce. You put it on your hand and it will take you anywhere.

Then the most incredible thing happened, professor Dumbledore puts the butterfly in his hand and teleports to the other side of the room. The crowd was staring at the butterfly time machine in amazement.The butterfly time machine can take you enywhere you want to but not to China or America.
Go to the Horse Gate.
Chapter four

Magic Chain Healer

As you approach the stall you will see people queuing up to buy an amazing chain healer. You can see people on the stage every two minutes. They all were coming out happy. They had an injury before they went in but when they came out they were injury free. There is a television screen so that you can see what the Magic Chain Healer does. The orator called Super Bob. He said "I need a volunteer!"
"Yes you will do."
"What's your name?
John went on to the stage and into the the bubble. He was really scared. He was in total darkness. You could hear people shouting "it's a con, it's a con!"
Inside the person, who had a broken leg, began to slowly shake. It was quite frightening to see, but then amazingly, after a matter of seconds, the volunteer came walking out, fully healed! The crowd were amazed!!
Before you get called to test out the machine, you decide it is better for you to leave and go to see the next invention...
Go behind the Mulberry Tree.
Chapter five

The Time Machine

As you approach the stall, you will see a grey screen with a massive keyboard attached at the bottom. A big red button and also lots of people queing up to see it.The machine has to be kept in a cage because it could explode!

Then the most incredible thing happened somebody stepped inside the machine and they ended up in the middle of a battle the people were dressed in Roman costumes. They looked very fierce.

Suddenly a Roman started stabbing a Celt with a sword and coming the volunteers way! Then they dashed out the way and pressed their wristband and appeared back in the Time Machine's cage.
You decide that you don't want to be the next 'volunteer' and decide to leave while you still can!
Go to the highest corner of the larger walled garden.
Chapter six

The Netattack

As you approach the stall you'll see a large invention called the Netattack.This invention has 2 buttons that link up to the Netattack controller.On the buttons there are numbers.The numbers are 2 and 4.When you press the button number 2,the handle on the Netattack turns and the Netattack will drop.When you press number 4,the Netattack will catch the enemy.

Then the most incredible thing happened. Someone stepped in a bubble and fell down and then out of know where...the invention fell with the controller!Then you fall !You see an evil person hiding!!Who was it?...

...Then as quick as a flash he ran.The boy said frighteningly "Who is that?"
You could hear an echo.Then he saw the evil person with a black hoodie on. Then the evil one turned and showed his face. He said my name is Professor black . The boy went red with fear and ran away and was never found again. Then you could hear footsteps he was on a floor ontop of Proffesser black.Then a net came flying down at 100 miles an hour.He caught the evil one and then proffesser black died!!!
This is too much adventure for you and you decide to go to the next store

Go to the secret arbor with corner benches under a vine.
Chapter seven

Leo's Stealth Steeler

As you approach the stall you see a small ice of a bumble bee, it apparently will protect you and also robs people then turns invisible. The colours of the spider are bright blue and grey. It can steel many things, but it is best suited to steel tiny and valuable things like earrings, gems and jewellery.

Then the most incredible thing happened, on the stage, Professor John selected a volunteer and puts the spider on his head. It crawls down his face, across his eyes and eye brows, down his nose, and the. Into his ear! The spider has crawled inside the volunteers head to steel his thoughts incredible!

But then a terrible thing happened the spider got stuck.

Oh no, you leave quickly before the professor gets you up on stage.
Go back to the Dove Cote gate where our story began.
Chapter eight


The Orator approaches, bald head glistening in the sun.

‘Place your sheets in the box and we'll see who the Inventor Supremo is in the 117th inventors fair'.

Is there one invention which is the best in your opinion? Have a discussion now and see which you think is the most impressive, when you have decided then please read on.

‘Good good.' Says the orator as you post your sheets, but suddenly there is a huge sound from the middle of the field, you look over and see a jet of blue flame snatch up into the air. A BOOM follows which is so loud you feel it in your chest, and the orators mouth drops open aghast at what is unfolding.

A flash follows with attendants and visitors running pell-mell away from the ‘Mr Bubbles, double bubble super fizz pop' tent. ‘Run for cover' they shout as people dive behind bales of straw just before the BIG explosion.

The next events seem to happen in slow motion as tents flatten across the field and flags bend horizontally away from the epicentre of Mr Bubbles. Then a black wall sweeps across towards you and there is only a moment to duck before it engulfs you. But thankfully it passes in a moment and you stand again to see the orator is covered head to foot in soot! He turns with mouth still open and moustache intact to the single flash of a reporter's camera.

‘Well it would appear that the 117th inventors fair has come to an abrupt end' he says to you with eyebrows raised as high as they will go.

The next day the local paper lands on your hall carpet with this very photograph, the orator is central, treacle black from head to foot and behind him the stately metal dome of Mr Bubbles is spurting with a mountain of foam.

The headline runs with ‘Inventor's Bubble Trouble. Hundreds flee from catastrophic fizzy pop explosion at the 117th inventors fair'.

To the left of the picture you can see yourself looking rather surprised.

What an event!

The End
Chapter nine

Further Thoughts

What inventions would you have liked to have seen at the fair?

Are they big or small, can they be held in your hand, or carried on your back?

Is it edible, totally credible or just downright daft!

Have a talk amongst yourselves whilst the other groups catch up.
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