Here Be Dragons
By Victor Fernando Ocampo
Artworks by Jon Jaylo
One unusual day, a new shop opened in a row of old houses. The store had a peculiar name -- Here Be Dragons -- and it sold nothing but maps. 

Isabella loved maps with a great passion! Her father owned a dog-eared Atlas of the World which she had kept hidden under her bed. Every night, she would stick her finger into the middle ofthe book and imagine herself in Addis Ababa, Saskatchewan, Ulan Bator, or Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. 

Isang di karaniwang araw, may nagbukas na bagong tindahan sa talunton ng mga lumang bahay. May kakaiba itong pangalan – Here Be Dragons – at wala itong ibang tinda kundi mga mapa.

Hilig na hilig ni Isabella ang mga mapa! May librong Atlas ng Mundo ang ama niya, nakatupi ang mga pahina na parang mga tainga ng aso, at nakatago sa ilalim ng kaniyang kama. Tuwing gabi, inilalapat niya ang kaniyang daliri sa gitna ng libro at nangangarap na siya ay nasa Addis Ababa, Saskatchewan, Ulan Bator or Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.

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