You may have gathered by now, particularly if you viewed Annabel's nightmare movie, The Bogey Monster of Ravensbreath Castle, that Molly really loves her worms, slugs, spiders and bugs, as well as frogs, toads, anything goes, especially the slimy, gooey, nasty things that crawl, slither or splat. Here she is out at the copse searching for new 'friends'.
this is my lullaby to Baby and all us ghosts to. if yu think i did it good plees let me no, by for now Molly.
Showing her selection. Molly is never short of a few of the fellows. She doesn't mind getting mucky either. Someone like Molly can be very useful in certain sticky predicaments and the children do find themselves in some occasionally.
Molly plays in the dungeon, under the stairs, anywhere her insect friends live.
Molly likes to keep busy by playing kings and queens with earwigs, placing them on tiny thrones made of leaves and wood chips.
Of course the earwigs would never stay still for even half a second but Molly reasoned they had battles to fight and kingdoms to win.
Molly knows that earwig queens make brave warriors.
One Wednesday afternoon, or evening, or perhaps it was the middle of the night, possibly about a hundred and twenty two years ago, Molly first starting making clothes for her multi-legged friends. She fashioned a tiny emerald green waistcoat and matching bowtie from dead butterfly wings for Charles d'Olivier, a friendly black beetle who often helped her collect scraps for her hobby.
Charles d'Olivier looked suave and dazzling and enjoyed showing off his dapper duds to friends, even the ghost children were impressed, except Annabel Lee who wanted to step on Charles.
Molly is always a cheerful girl and few things frighten her or get her down but there is one thing, monsters. Molly prefers creatures she can understand and reason with, monsters are hopeless.
Unfortunately many of her insect friends live in ghoul infested neighbourhoods so it means playing among monsters and keeping a keen eye on the dark corners at all times.
Often Molly goes with Toby and Tinker to play with Baby. The older children more or less keep away because Baby's a real little BiG stinker, as you may know by now from the Bogey monster movie, for instance.
But Baby needs love and attention like everyone so Molly sings Castle on a Cloud to Baby (listen in the movie above) while Tinker rocks the cradle with his curly-whirly tentacles - extended from across the room, and Toby turns the pages of a fairytale book. Soon Baby falls aslleep happy and content (but still stinky).
There is much more to Molly's story (and Tinker's Toby's and Baby's) and will be told in time.