Castle on the hill!

 Prompt ~


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The tourist looked around and then turned to the guide.

Tell me about the castle at the top of the hill. 

What castle?

The one there. He pointed it out.

Oh, you can see it.

What exactly do you mean by that?

Exactly, what I say. Not many can see it and still few describe it as a castle.

I would love to know more about it.

Well, the hill top was bare a few years ago. The land belonged to a jeweler in the city. It is rumored that a foreign gentleman purchased it at an exorbitant price and paid for it in diamonds. The gentleman tried to sell the diamonds on the continent but the experts there claimed them to be glittering glass.

So the man bought the land and built the castle here.

Not so fast, sir. About five years ago there was a great storm followed by many weeks of dense fog. It was even reported on news channel as such a long fog is hardly ever seen here. Anyway when the sun did shine the locals saw the castle. Some ventured in to the castle to find it in ruins. However, it is fully lighted up some nights and locals claim to have heard music and laughter there. A few have got badly lost trying to reach there on such nights. Yet cars have been seen going there on such occasions.

Who owns it?

Well, that is no secret – Mr Jhingaroo purchased the land.

Is there a car rental service nearby?

Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove. ~ Terry Ptratchett.



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