Lenny Mass's Branhal School Diary - Sunday 7 December - 7 PM
Sunday 7 December
Right, I'm all caught up with my homework now.
Johnny sat down and opened the book called "Spells And Potions For Finding And Getting Rid."
"Why are there so many spells for finding things?" I asked, as Johnny rifled through the pages.
"It depends what you're looking for," Wendy explained. "If you looking for something you lost. Or if you want to find out which food in the cupboard is healthy so you can avoid it."
"It's the same if you want to get rid of anything," Johnny carried on. "Like getting rid of bad smells. Or a stain on your t-shirt. I'm looking to see if there are spells to find or get rid of people."
After a few seconds: "I think this book's in sections. I've started finding spells for animals. There's one for finding the mouse that's coming in from outside and eating the food in your cupboard. There's also a spell for getting rid of it. You zap it one hundreds miles from where you are" Johnny looked at us. "I'm going to skip to the back, and look for spells on humans."
He opened the book from the back cover, and flipped through the pages backwards. Then: "Hey! There are! There's one for finding who wrote you a love letter. You can get rid of someone who likes you, but you don't like them. Oh, it's basically a memory wiping spell. You make them think they hate you."
Johnny suddenly flipping. He read the page he'd stopped at with a frown.
"Well?" Wendy demanded.
He looked up at us with wide eyes. "This spell's dark. Really dark. You say the person's name. And then you say the words of the spell. Then that person is banished."
"How do you mean, banished? Like to another country?"
"Er, not exactly. You banish them to a land of nothingness. Just a vast area of black. And they live their life there."
"Wow," I said. "That is, literally, dark."
"We should send Michelle there," Nettie said.
"Nettie!" We all laughed in shock.
"Our current teachers could have done the same thing that those two wizards did," I said. "But this sounds like something else that could have happened."
Johnny was now reading the page again. "It says here you can bring the banished back, but you have to do it on a Wednesday." He looked at us. "Want to try it?"