They’re having a race! It’s taking place on Maria’s father’s farm, called “Karahoja”. It’s very hard to say who’s winning and how they’re feeling.
One, two, three … four, five, six, seven runners in the race, in somebody’s playground. They’re feeling awful because they don’t know where they are.
It’s just a running race. The fellow with his arms up is going to win. His name is Victor for victory! The other man is called William. He’s coming in second and he’s got a sore knee.
The man with the hat, on the side, is called Spigolafa. The two gentlemen on the side are trying to stop them winning, but Elsie thinks they’re barracking for them.
Spigolafa is holding the rope across the finish line. The runners are wearing shorts. The two men on the side are wearing coats—it must be winter.
Elsie wonders why the umbrella is standing upright. It is in a stand so it won’t get dirty.
William fell over, and now he has a sore knee. Spigolafa is the boss. Nick wasn’t there, so he doesn’t know if they win a prize. Elsie thinks they win a cup.
Crissie hopes they have a family. They might be on the side where we can’t see them. Victor and William are about 18-years-old. Spigolafa was singing a song.
The race is far away, so we can’t hear much noise. The weather was very good. After the race, they’ll go and have a shower. The winner will celebrate, but William will hold the rope for another race. Spigolafa, he was the boss. He told the runners they did a good job!
This story was created by Maria B., Elsie, Helen S., Nick, Crissie and Val at Mary Potter House, Calvary Hospital, on 18 May 2015.