Merrywether loved pigs. More then anything in the world, she wanted one of her own.
One morning, when her dad was chatting and smiling through the town, Merrywether noticed a pig in the market place. He was the most beautiful thing Merrywether had ever seen. The pig was white with beautiful black sploges. He looked so cute elegant and proud. Merrywether gazed at him! She dashed from the shiny car and ran over to the pig, who oinked and looked at her hand.
Oh daddy, can I have him, please, can I? pleaded Merrywether.
By now the whole market had stopped to look. Merrywether's dad came over and spoke to the merchant who owned the pig. After talking talking for a long time, Merrywether's dad shook the man's hand and walked over to Merrywether.
This pig is yours, he said. His name is firefly and I had to pay a lot of money for him. This merchant says there is a no other pig like him in the universe . He is very special. Merrywether was so exited, she hardly heard her dads words. Oh thank you dad , she said climbing onto Firefly.
Go Firefly go! she cried.
Firefly trotted and stomped and then ran, as fast as the wind, all the way back to the massive house. Each morning, from then on, Merrywether got up early to ride Firefly. It was a magical time, when the fields glistend with dew. As they scattered along, Firefly moved so smoothly, Merrywether felt she was floating. She did wonder why the merchant said that Firefly was so special. However it didn't really matter. Merrywether was glad to have such a beautiful pig to ride.
Sometimes Merrywether brother Benny, rode with her on his horse, Midnight, and they ventured far across the fields. Merrywether loved showing Benny how wonderful Firefly was as he effortlessly leapt over fallen trees and streams. One day, Merrywether galloped ahead of Benny. He rode into a forest eager to find more fallen trees to jump.
Merrywether wait! Yelled Benny from behind. What about the wolves? Dad said you must never go there alone!
Merrywether thought wolves were silly. The first chance she got, she rode back to the forest. However at the edge of the trees there was baby wolves. Firefly oinked and stopped. Come on, said Merryether, it going to be okay.
Then suddenly a wolf appeard in front of Firefly, another wolf appeard behind Firefly. Then the fierce wolves started snapping at Firefly heels. Merrywether closed her eyes. Why had she put firefly and her in danger? They were no way to escape now.
Then something strange started to happen. Firefly started to talk. She said a couple words and she soared into the sky. Down below the wolves were angry because the pig and their rider had escaped. Suddenly the house came to view.
We're nearly home! Cried Merrywether and landed down on to the courtyard cobbles.
Oh thank you oh thank you, said Merrywether, you saved my life, so that's what special about you!
So when Merrywether was back there was just enough hot coco and pancakes left and everyone had a jolly good time!!