The Golden Stile Author:Gwen Walker "On the night he was to walk the Golden Stile and meet the man called Noah, who thought nothing of putting in two hundred ears training a cowlick to lie down, Noel was sitting up in bed, too tired to sleep..." So begins the story of Noel, the lonely boy who discovered he could go anywhere and do anything in his own imagination. — There was one r... more »ule of the game he had to learn early. He might dream up creatures, but once they appeared before him they were their own masters, and sometimes he had to scramble pretty fast to get out of the way of danger. There was the huge frog who took a dislike to him and called the whole frog nation against himthere was the villainous cutworms who accused him of stealing, there were the mice who put him on trial for his life, there was the salmon who tried to drown him.
But Noel was quicker that any of them. He escaped from the mice, he rode the salmon, Winko, all the way to the sea, he routed the cachalot that threatened his friend the squid, and he played cowboy with a stuffy old lobster.
What next? Why, any boy of today would want to travel in space and there Noel went, by way of the Golden Stile, up and over the moon, to ride the most beautiful bicycle any boy ever dreamed up (and to find that even imaginary bicycles are their own masters), to play airplane pilot to the befuddled Loon, and finally to discover the land where wishes come true.« less