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Eric Thomas

Tiger Lilly lives in a country called Mandredela which is a long way from here and a long way from there. But close your eyes, you’ll find it anywhere.


Tiger Lilly was upset. Today she was nine and quite old enough to go with them. Not only that, they had promised. Promised they would take her and yet here she was, and here they were not. And double not only that, but they had been excited about going to the circus for days and days and never once had they said they would ever think to go without her. Never once. They had even counted the days with her, counted them out and helped her tick them carefully on her calendar. She loved her sisters, really she did, but sometimes they made her angry. Very angry. At least they did at times like this.

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