It was a lovely sunny day in Antarctica. The sun was blazing hot. No penguin would want to stay inside, including three best friends, Keith, Philip and Stefan.
'Keith, throw it at Stefan!' cried Philip.
'Why me? I'm the youngest!' exclaimed Stefan.
'I don't want to. This snowball's rather heavy,' grunted Keith
It was at that point that Philip dived onto Keith and they both toppled over.
'What was...' Keith started. There was a golden light shining onto them from the snowball.
'Is that...?' Philip stared at the snow, bamboozled.
'The gem of Elrond!' they all chorused.
by Lucy Proctor (10)
Lambrook School, Bracknell
Competition - Once Upon a Time
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