A Dream in Venice

by Štěpán Zavřel


It was once the palace where the King family lived, the most powerful people in the whole city.

Today, no one lives inside the building anymore. Algae have become the landlords, red algae and corals swaying in the dark like tongues of flame. Marco turns on the flashlight, and in a corner he discovers the octopus Polifemo, the guardian of the building, who plays cards by himself to pass the time.

Polifemo has so many arms, he can't remember which cards he holds in each hand, so he can't cheat! "Let's go, says Marco. Let's go over there too and play at Hopscotch!" And there he is jumping together with the mermaid, together with the fish, the girls and the boys!