Tim’s story is set in China and has a very downbeat ending
‘Jo-Mo The Great’
Long,long ago in ancient China one great Jo-Mo and his helper Mau-Mau were called upon by the grand Emperor Tang-Wing to defeat the evil dragon who was creating hell in China. Jo-Mo was a battle hardened warrior so he was known as ‘Jo -Mo the great’.
Jo- Mo and Mau-Mau travelled many miles on foot to the Imperial Palace where the the Emperor was waiting.
“Ah, one has been waiting for you Jo-Mo. Who is this fine youth here?”
“Mau-Mau my highness. “ mumbled Mau-Mau. The Emperor explained what was happening. The dragon was in its lair in the snowy mountains .
They set out the next day; before they want they said farewell to the Emperor. They travelled far and wide until they got to the bottom of the huge mountains. Slowly Jo-Mo and Mau-Mau climbed the mountain until they made it to the dragons lair.
“We shall find thee dragon in this cave. “Jo-Mo cried
As the two great warriors marched into the lair they saw the dragon, its nostrils flaring. Suddenly, Mau-Mau stepped on a stick and the beast awoke ! Ferociously, hero and beast fought. Mau-Mau just watched. Then the dragon’s scales were pieced by Jo-Mo spear, but the dragon shot a burst of flame making Jo-Mo go flying back!
With Jo-Mo down the dragon turned its attention to Mau-Mau. The dragon already wounded was killed in quick succession .Mau-Mau ran over to Jo-Mo – it was horrible sight.
“Mau-Mau… you the master now,”Jo-Mo said slowly. Soon after he died .
Mau-Mau trudged down the mountain.He reached the Imperial palace he then told the Emperor the bad news . Mau-Mau took on his own apprentice after Jo-Mo’s death.