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artist and author Dean Morrissey, The Great Kettles is an enchanted Chain of
Islands across the Sea of Time. It is home to a number of magical figures: The
Man in the Moon, The Mystic Mariner, Father Time, The Sandman, The Cloud
Keeper, Trundles, giants, trolls and many more. Even the
most familiar-looking objects are never what they seem in the land of the Great
Kettles. Take for example, this combination lighthouse and windmill, with a
handle on top.
The top is actually a portable lantern
belonging to a giant named Mogg:
set his lantern on this lighthouse every night to guide the fishing boats in.
It is said that one time he waded out into the ocean to save a sinking galleon.
He picked up the boat, put it on his shoulder and waded back to safe water
before setting it down. The crew went wild!”
the 2001 book The Moon Robber by Dean
Did you know that the very first Checker
Cab was from The Great Kettles?
Very few people
have actually seen a Trundle although many people have them as boarders. Artist
Dean Morrissey knows many of them and has even painted their portraits. Several
of these are available at Gallery One such as the one shown above of Billy Blue
magical little creatures. Preferring to stay out of sight, they sleep up in the
eaves or in cabinet drawers. They are virtually invisible in a cluttered room.
A fully-grown Trundle can stand up under a bed without hitting his head. Their
purpose is a good one. They quietly go about helping their host in many ways.
They sweep up in the middle of the night, and repair broken windows and leaky
As you can see, there
is often a logical explanation for many unusual circumstances, all of which
make perfect sense in the land of The Great Kettles and in the mind of Dean