Then, all of these people came up to him and
said things like, "Where'd it come from?" and
"What is it?" But they all loved him, he was so
cool, everyone loved him. He went and bought the candy house
from the witch in Hansel and Gretel.
After he was there for a little over a week,
he was hearing rumors about how the big, bad ruler wanted
to see him. He asked many people about the ruler of the
Then, one day the ruler asked for him. Mark
was so scared because so many people have said things about
him. Mark went to the castle and went to go talk to the
king and Mark ended up in this long hallway and there was
a chair at the end of it, it was turned around so Mark couldn't
tell what he looked like. When the chair turned around,
to Mark's surprise, it was David Flopperfield.
Mr. Flopperfield asked for Mark to come towards
him, and he went up to him. Mr. Flopperfield asked Mark
how he got there, Mark told his story about Half and Half
Land and how everyone made fun of him and about how he fell
in the puddle and ended up there. Mr. Flopperfield said
that that was the same thing that happened to him. Mr. Flopperfield
said that ever since he came there he had been miserable.
Mark asked how that is possible since it is such a wonderful
place. Mr. Flopperfield said that it goes away and only
true townspeople have a good time.
Mr. Flopperfield told Mark to come with him.
Mark went with him and they entered this dark room with
a crystal ball in the middle. They sat down on either side
of the ball and something happened. It lit up and Mark saw
Lola crying and asking where Mark was and how she missed
him so much. That was when Mark realized how much he missed
Lola and everyone in Half and Half Land.
He decided to go back home and he was. Mark
ran to Lola's house and they fell in love together.
The lived happily ever after.