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  • (narrator): Somewhere, hidden amongst thorny brambles,

  • is a little kingdom of elves and fairies.

  • Everyone who lives here is very, very small.

  • - I'm Ben Elf! (trumpeting and barking)

  • - And I'm Princess Holly.

  • (bells jingling) (barking and laughter)

  • Come on, let's play!

  • - Wait for us!

  • (laughter) (lively music)

  • (trumpeting)

  • (narrator): Today's adventure starts...

  • at the Little Castle.

  • - Ah, what a lovely morning for a bit of wand practice.

  • (bells jingling)

  • - But, Nanny Plum, I was going to play with Ben.

  • - Princess Holly, there's a time for playing with elves,

  • and a time for wand practice.

  • - Please, Nanny. I promise to practice later.

  • - Hmm. Very well, but come in when I--

  • - Thanks, Nanny! Bye!

  • (lively music)

  • Oh, where's Ben?

  • Ben?!

  • Oh, well, I suppose I could do some wand practice while I wait.

  • Now, wand, what shall we do today?

  • (jingling)

  • Yes, let's make a pretty hat.

  • Abracazat, a pretty hat.

  • Oh, it's not very pretty.

  • And it's too big.

  • Bye-bye, silly hat.

  • (lively music)

  • - Hi, Holly. - Hi, Ben.

  • I'm practicing my magic.

  • Do you want to see?

  • (jingling)

  • - Uh... okay.

  • - Stand very still.

  • I'll make you a new hat.

  • Abracazat, magic Ben a hat.

  • Oh.

  • (muffled screaming)

  • Ben, are you in there?

  • Oh, it's empty!

  • I've turned Ben into a hat.

  • (muffled screaming)

  • - Gosh, what a big hat.

  • - Uh... it's Ben.

  • I... accidentally... turned him into a hat.

  • - Princess Holly!

  • That's exactly why you need to practice your magic more.

  • - I was practicing,

  • but it all went a bit wrong.

  • - I expect you waved your wand all over the place.

  • (jingling)

  • - I tried waving it right,

  • but this wand is no good!

  • - Now, now, a good fairy never blames her wand.

  • - Yes, Nanny Plum.

  • - I have a good mind to leave Ben as a hat,

  • just to teach you a lesson.

  • (muffled screaming)

  • - Please turn Ben back, Nanny.

  • I don't think he likes being a hat.

  • (muffled screaming)

  • - Oh, very well. Watch and learn.

  • Ding, dong, den,

  • hat to Ben.

  • (birds tweeting) - What happened?

  • - Uh, things went a bit wrong.

  • But Nanny Plum came to the rescue.

  • - Thank you, Nanny Plum. - You're welcome, Ben.

  • Now, Holly, next time, shake the wand gently.

  • - Yes, Nanny.

  • Sorry, Ben. Were you scared?

  • - I'm an elf.

  • Elves are never scared.

  • (Holly giggling) - Good.

  • In that case, can I try again?

  • - Uh... maybe later. See you!

  • - Bye, Ben! (giggling)

  • (jingling)

  • (suspenseful music)

  • (singing)

  • (giggling)

  • - Princess Holly. What have you forgotten?

  • - Uh... - Your wand!

  • Where is it?

  • - Oh, I don't seem to have it.

  • - You haven't lost it, have you?

  • - Oh! I know.

  • I left it in the meadow.

  • (suspenseful music)

  • (squawking)

  • (jingling)

  • I'm sure I left my wand here.

  • It's gone!

  • - Hi, Holly.

  • - Hi, Ben.

  • - What's wrong?

  • - I've lost my wand.

  • I can't do magic anymore.

  • - Maybe that's a good thing. (laughing)

  • - It's not funny!

  • I'm never going to find my wand and I'll be sad forever.

  • - Cheer up, Holly. I will find your wand.

  • - How?

  • - Elves are very good at finding things,

  • and I'm an elf.

  • (Holly giggling) - Thanks, Ben.

  • - But if I find your wand,

  • you must promise not to turn me into a hat again.

  • - I promise.

  • But, Ben, how are you going to find my wand?

  • - I've got a simple plan.

  • - Oh, goody. (giggling)

  • - First, try to remember where you left your wand.

  • In your bedroom perhaps, or in--

  • - There. - Oh.

  • - That's where I left it.

  • - Ah.

  • - What's the next bit of your plan?

  • - Um...

  • that was the plan.

  • - Ah...

  • I knew I'd never find it.

  • (barking)

  • - Oh, look, it's Gaston the Ladybird.

  • Maybe he can help.

  • Hi, Gaston.

  • Can you help us find Holly's wand?

  • - It was here and now it's not. (barking)

  • (sniffing)

  • - Gaston's good at smelling things.

  • He'll find your wand in no time.

  • - Clever Gaston!

  • (lively music)

  • (barking) - Oh.

  • - Why has Gaston stopped?

  • - He's looking up into the sky,

  • so that's where your wand has gone.

  • - How? - Um...

  • can your wand fly?

  • - My wand is magic, but I don't think it can fly.

  • - Well, it's up there somewhere.

  • If only it could talk to us and tell us where it is.

  • - That's easy. It can't talk,

  • but it can make a sort of tinkly sound.

  • - Great! Could you call to it?

  • - Okay.

  • Wand, oh, wand?

  • (whistling)

  • (jingling)

  • That's my wand!

  • - It's coming from up there!

  • It's a jackdaw.

  • - And it's got my wand.

  • - Jackdaws like shiny things.

  • - It's very high up.

  • And I'm not allowed to fly high.

  • - No problem.

  • I'll climb up.

  • - Be careful, Ben!

  • - Don't worry, Holly, elves are very good at climbing,

  • and I'm an elf.

  • (jingling)

  • Nice birdie.

  • Can we have our wand back, please?

  • (squawking) Whew. That was lucky.

  • (jingling)

  • - Wow, Ben.

  • Tricking the jackdaw to open its mouth -

  • I would never have thought of that.

  • - Uh... yes, elves are very good at that sort of thing.

  • (giggling)

  • (squawking)

  • We should go, before the jackdaw works out what to do next,

  • - Okay. (rhythmic music)

  • - Giddy up, Gaston! Giddy up, giddy up!

  • (rhythmic music)

  • - Nanny! Ben found my wand.