Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 9 – Captain Toothache & The Silver Locket


It’s 4pm on Sunday afternoon, which means, here in Red’s Kingdom, it’s time once again to gather around the wireless (or more probably your smart phone!) and continue Kyp Finnegan’s adventures in the curious, fantastical realm of Chimera – a world of peril, danger and excitement!


Last time in Chimera Book 1:

Kyp, who was struggling to take everything in, said, ‘I still don’t understand why you did what you did for her.’

Atticus sighed.

‘Not long after my final transformation, I encountered a boy lost in the labyrinth.  This was many years ago.  He had a label around his neck and a gas mask in a box.  He’d been sent away from his family for his own protection, only no one came to collect him from the railway station. They were supposed to, but no one did. I offered to take him to see Saint Anthony.  I assured him I meant no harm, but the more I talked, the louder he screamed.  He ran from me and Madame Chartreuse was waiting.  He ran right into her arms.  Madame Chartreuse thanked me, praised me.  She offered me a job.  I was to seek out lost children, keep them safe from the dangers of Chimera, from its hazards, but herd them into her clutches, scare them, cajole them, befriend them, whatever it took.  It was a purpose, Kyp.  I was useful again.  I was useful again and I liked it.’


Chapter 9 – Captain Toothache & The Silver Locket

Listen to all previous chapters at anchor.fm/chimerabook1


Tune in next Sunday at 4pm for the next instalment:

Chapter 10 – Caramels & Coconut Cracknell


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