The mice pirates were on their longest journey ever. They wanted to find the legendary mushroom king deep in the cloudy swamps. The legend said that he lived deep in the swamps under an ancient tree surrounded by hundreds of the most delicious mushrooms. Each one as big as three mice.
But they were sailing the muddy swamp waters for three days now and hadn't seen any mushroom bigger than the nose of a baby mouse.
Their hopes had risen when they saw a gigantic overgrown willow tree but after crossing under its twisted knobby roots they were disappointed. No mushroom, not even a toad lived under the tree.
But at least they had to tell a tale at home of the glowing flowers that were growing between the roots emitting a magical glow all around their pirate ship.