Lenny  LbNA # 39845

Placed DateMay 17 2008
LocationOsage Beach, MO
Found By LadyEilonwy
Last Found Aug 11 2011
Hike Distance?


Once upon a time there was a little troll, Lenny. Lenny lived with a group of other trolls in Osage Beach. Lenny was different from the other trolls, though, and they picked on him because of it. Lenny was scrawny and he had too much hair. Lenny was summer green and his teeth were blunt. Lenny was kind and loving, and he had a love for wildflowers. One night, Lenny was beat up terribly by other mean trolls, so he decided to leave once and for all. He stumbled out to highway 54 to grab a ride in the back of a pick-up truck going West. Lenny took careful note as they passed many interesting places, like a massive mall on the left and large hotels on the right. The pick-up truck crossed a large bridge and Lenny was able to see the many lights out on the lake. They continued onward, then Lenny noticed the driver put his blinker on. He was turning left into a park. The driver continued driving up a big hill to a pavilion and parked his truck. Lenny hopped off of the back of the truck before he was seen. Dawn was coming and Lenny needed a place to hide before the sun came up, or he would turn into stone. He hobbled quickly to a rocky trail he saw in the woods, Rocky Top. He climbed up the rock steps into the woods and wandered down the trail. He came to a small clearing full of wildflowers and grass. Looking at this clearing, he knew he'd be happy. But, the clearing offered no hiding places. Lenny turned back the way he came and walked a few steps back. Not too far from there he noticed a small opening in the woods on his left. In those woods he could see many rocks for him to hide under. One rock in particular caught his eye about 12 paces off of the trail. It was right behind a cedar tree in the shade of another large and twisted tree. Just as the sun was coming over the horizon, Lenny crawled under the rock at the base of the tree. There he finally felt safe, and everyday he goes back to the same place to hide.

*Though this story is set at night be sure to go during the day.

**Be sure to take a quick look around for Lenny's favorite flower!