Through Fungus Wood
The good, little Smurfs marched
through the dark and dangerous paths
of Fungus Wood for hours and hours.
As you probably know, good little Smurfs always prefer to remain in
Smurfville where everyone is equal and happy and always shares everything.
Still, Prophet Smurf's vision was so dark and evil that Papa Smurf thought
it necessary for them to travel the way to the wizard's castle and see
what he was up to.
Nontheless, each of the travelers, in turn, would grow weary of the journey
and ask, "How much farther, Papa Smurf?"
To which Papa Smurf would reply, "Not far now".
Again they'd ask, "How much farther, Papa?"
And again Papa would reply, "Not far now".
This would go on and on, again and again.
When Papa Smurf's patience had grown excessively thin and worn, like an old
sock, another would yet again ask, "How much farther, Papa Smurf?"
Finally, Papa Smurf shouted, "It's much farther! Now smurf-up!"
The little Smurfs remained quiet for the rest of the journey.
Papa knew that they still wanted to ask him how much farther they
had to go, but none did. Papa also knew that their journey through the
forest would not be nearly as dangerous as what they might
encounter at Gargamel's Castle.
The unknown dangers behind Gargamel's secret recipe was a source of
great worry to Papa Smurf.
Fortunately for the little Smurfs, something had gone terribly
wrong with Gargamel's evil, magic-grape recipe.
Gargamel was beside himself, wondering how his recipe
could have gone so far wrong.
You see, he had meant to make a magical
but accidentally, he made a
I bet you think that made him look plumb silly!