This is Trog.
“Trog ov vy” says Trog, “I’m Suitcase.”
Every day Pyskador puts his sandwiches and flask into Trog and takes him on
board Lester for trips around Porth.
“Yth esov vy ow mos war vyaj a-dro an bys.” says Trog “I am going on a
Round the World Trip.”
“Yth esen vy yn Patagoni, I was in Patagonia.
Nessa yth esen vy yn Pow Rew, next I was in Iceland.
Nessa yth esen vy yn Afrika Dyhow, next I was in South Africa.
Ha lemmyn yth esov vy yn Kernow, and now I am in Cornwall!”
The truth is Trog has never actually been anywhere.
Trog is a dreamer.
The visitors troop on board Lester.
“Kemerewgh with war an grisyow!” says Pyskador “Take care on the
Once Lester leaves the quay and begins splashing through the waves, the gang of visitors on board begin having fun.
“Mirewgh orth an maw byhan na! says Trog “Look at that little boy!”
“Yma ev ow sedhi der an tonnow,” says Trog “He is diving through the waves. Morhogh yw ev! He is a dolphin!”
Trog imagines that he is a dolphin too, diving through the waves.
“Gwren ni neuvya dhe Batagoni!” says Trog “Let’s swim to Patagonia!
Gwynsek yw ena hag yma hi ow kul glaw. It is very windy there and it is raining. Yth esov vy ow kachya pysk-neyja a-ugh an tonnow! I am catching flying fish above the waves!
“Na wrewgh maga an goolanes!” says Pyskador “Do not feed the seagulls!”
“Mirewgh orth an vowes vyhan na!” says Trog “Look at that little girl!”
“Yma hi ow tonsya war an tonnow.” says Trog “She is dancing on the waves. Morvoren yw hi! She is a mermaid!”
Trog imagines that he is a mermaid too, dancing on the waves.
“Gwren ni neuvya dhe Bow Rew!”says Trog “Let’s swim to Iceland!”
“Yeyn yw ena hag yma hi ow kul ergh. It is very cold there and it is snowing.
Yth esos ta ow trehevel den-ergh war an rew! You are building a snowman on the ice!”
“Kemerewgh with dha dhiwla!” says Pyskador, “Mind your hands!”
“Mirewgh orth an lester bryntin ma!” says Trog, “Look at this brilliant boat!”
“Yth eson ni ow neyja der an tonnow,” says Trog, “We are flying over the waves. Jynn-ebron yw an lester ma! This boat is an aeroplane!”
Trog imagines that they are all on board a jumbo jet.
“Gwren ni neyja dhe Afrika Dyhow!” says Trog “Let’s fly to South Africa!”
“Tomm yw ena hag yma an howl ow splanna. It is very hot there and the sun is shining. Yth eson ni ow kerdhes dres an savanna. We are walking across the savanna, oll a-dro dhyn ni yma olifanses, jirafes ha lewyon gwag, all around us are elephants, giraffes and hungry lions!”
“Na wrewgh sevel war an kadoryow!” says Pyskador “Do not stand on the seats!”
When they get back to Porth the visitors troop back onto the quay
“Kemerewgh with war an grisyow!” says Pyskador “Take care on the steps!”
Pyskador opens up Trog and gets out his crowst.
Trog doesn’t mind going on boat trips and carrying Pyskador’s lunch, but he often wishes he could go somewhere exciting for real.
Kogor comes along and is talking to Pyskador.
“Yth esov vy ow mos war vyaj a-dro an bys.” says Kogor “I am going on a Round the World Trip.”
Kogor explains that Dama Wynn will look after his restaurant for a while.
“Yth esov vy ow mos dhe Batagoni, Pow Rew hag Afrika Dyhow” says
Kogor “I’m going to Patagonia, Iceland and Africa.”
“Res yw dhymm kavos trog byhan kepar hag an onan na!” says Kogor “I need a little suitcase, just like that one.”
Pyskador tells Kogor that he can borrow Trog as long as he brings him back in one piece.
Trog cannot believe his ears; he is going round the world!
“Yth esov vy ow mos war vyaj a-dro an bys!” says Trog “I am going on a Round the World Trip!”
“Gwrewgh danvon karten-bost dhymm!” says Pyskador, “Send me a postcard!”