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The Birth of the Wrekin

Telford, UK

Many years ago, there was a boy named Joey and a beast known as the Cyclops. One day, the Cyclops moved in under Joey’s flat but every day when the Cyclops walked it shook the flat above.

A few hours later the Cyclops bounced up and down and Joey got annoyed, and so the banging kept going on. Then Joey had enough of the banging so Joey tried to bang louder. The next day, something was hovering in the sky and the light was as bright as the burning sun. The hovering light was a god and the god explained the banging was interfering with heaven and affecting the spirits of the dead bodies.

The god told Joey to defeat the Cyclops or the god would do it himself. So the god tossed Joey a sword and shield so the Cyclops had no chance of killing Joey.

When the god disappeared Joey set out to defeat the Cyclops. When Joey went underground he found a maze. When he entered he saw arrows, fire and bloodhounds approaching him so Joey had to dodge and run at the same time.

Finally, Joey defeated the Cyclops by stabbing him through the heart. Proudly he returned home to his flat. The next day the god came and thanked Joey for defeating the Cyclops and as a thank you from the spirits for saving them, they made the ground on which he lived rise up high into the sky, so Joey could see all of the land around him. And that was the birth of the hill now known as the Wrekin.

By Ben N

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