Don't tell anyone Not until I am far away from here and remember Poppy. I will be back before you turn twelve so don't go anywhere!
Are you ready to begin dear?
Poppy and her brother Augustus lives at a orphanage in Willow Creek. Augustus is trapped in the darkling cellar after running away, not for the first time either. There he discovers a secret trap door located on the floor under boxes of stuff.
Oi! What the devil are you doing there? Frank O'Reilly don't give nobody a ride not even those blasted flies!
During chores day Poppy was in charge of cleaning Mrs Hangrees office .While cleaning, Poppy finds a letter about Augustus moving to a more suitable orphanage. Poppy looks for his brother and tells him he has to leave before he moves.
Hey you! Get away from our clothes! Your kind don't belong round'ere. It's our river. Didn't you see the sign? No black aloud!
It was the day of the concert. When it was Poppy's turn she just stood there without doing anything. Mrs Hangree wasn't happy so she came on stage and asked for her to start but Poppy did not. Mrs Hangree brought her off the stage and she got thrown into the darling cellar. Poppy started clearing the way to the trap door and crawled out, she then started cutting her hair and she put on boys clothes.
Poppy hopped onto the back of a van where she fell asleep. Soon the man driving the van found her and he was furious.
Poppy was at the river where the truck driver had dropped her of. At the river there were two boys getting ready to go swimming, they went up onto a branch hanging over the water and jumped of. The boys looked as though they were in trouble so she went up to where there clothes were. As the boys popped up onto the surface of the water they shouted to poppy.
After a day or two a boat pulled into dock. She waited a while for every one to leave then snuck on being careful to not be seen. She found a little door on the floor , she hopped in moving bottles of whisky and wine out of the way before settling in a silky, red chair.