In the back of Violet’s house there is an old oak tree. In its trunk there is a door into our world. Fourteen pixies used that door to flee their fairy home. These pixies are quite tricky and in our world they roam. These pixies cause such trouble! They must be stooped right now. The fairy queen asked Sprite to help. He’s a fairy .But he’s not sure just how.
Violet Briggs just met someone who’s really out of this world. He’s a fairy named Sprite. He was about as tall as a pencil. He had green eyes that were tilted up a little bit. He had pointy ears. His skin was pale, pale green. And his hair was a very light yellow. But the most amazing thing about him was his wings. They shimmered in the air. They looked like they were made of rainbows. .It’s up to Sprite, the Pixie Tricker, to catch the fairies, but he needs Violet’s help. Sprite flew right up to Violet’s face. His wings tickled her nose.
“You must help me,” Sprite said. “ Your world is in great danger!”. Violet brushed Sprite away. “ Why is my world in danger? ”Excited , Sprite fluttered his wings.” You see, yesterday some fairies escaped from my world…”
“Your World?” Violet asked. “You mean in the oak tree?”
“This oak tree is just a door to my world,” Sprite said. “ I live in the Otherworld . With other creatures like me. You call us fairies. Or pixies.”
“You mean like fairyland?” Violet asked. “ Yes! Yes! “ Sprite said. But some fairies escaped. And they don’t all look like me. They’re all different. Now they’re here in your world, and I’ve got to bring them back!”
“ Why do you have to catch these fairies all by yourself ?” Violet asked.
Sprite pulled a round medal from the bag that hung around his waist. He showed the medal to Violet. “ I am a Royal Pixie Tricker. The queen chose me herself.”
“ Boo- hoo-hoo ! No help for you!”
Violet jumped at the sound of a strange voice. The voice belonged to another fairy. He looked kind of like Sprite. But he was a bit taller. He didn’t have any wings. He wore a cap with two points. There were bells on his pointy shoes.” Pix!” Sprite yelled. “ Pix is my name , having fun is my game!” Pix sang. He danced in the grass. The bells on his shoes jingled. Pix opened his hand . A pile of glittering dust appeared in his palm. “ Pix will dance, Pix will sing, Pix will trap you in a fairy ring!” Pix Cried. Then he disappeared.” Is that one of the fairies who escaped?” Violet asked.
Sprite nodded. If She made Pix do a chore then Pix will be pull back into the tunnel in oak tree. Violet saw Pix again. She looked around , she found what she was looking for. A broken branch from a tree. She stuck the tree branch in the middle of the seesaw. Then she yelled, “ Oh , no! The seesaw’s broken!” Pix ran to the seesaw. “ I’ll see about that!” he said. “ Here’s the problem, “ Pix said. “ There’s a tree branch stuck here.” Pix grabbed the tree branch. He pulled and pulled. Suddenly, the branch came loose.” I did it!” Pix said. “ I fixed the seesaw.”
Violet did it ! She made Pix do a chore! Then a cold wind kicked up. The wind formed a tunnel in air. Right behind Pix. The Wind tunnel swirled and swirled. The wind pulled Pix back , back into tunnel. “ Pix doesn’t like this game!” Pix cried. The tunnel closed up. Then it disappeared . Pix was gone.
( Pixie Tricks- Sprite’s Secret by Tracey West)