Peterdamus (G)

June 15, 2009

Peterdamus (G)

"The blue leader will inflict upon the white leader. As much damage as France has done them good. Death from the great antenna hanging on the branch, the beasts of the jungle will be forced to wear 3-piece suits. Green probably."

"The blue leader will inflict upon the white leader. As much damage as France has done them good. Death from the great antenna hanging on the branch, the beasts of the jungle will be forced to wear 3-piece suits. Green probably."

The little known tale of Nostradamus’ (Ian McKellen) main rival, Peterdamus (Bob Hoskins), who foresaw the future but, was ultimately wrong about everything he predicted. His writings remained hidden for years. Unearthed earlier this year, his visions amazingly mirrored plot lines of the loved Babar children’s series.

Mocked by his contemporaries, Peterdamus feverishly wrote out all his visions in the hopes that they might one day help humanity. Many in his community saw him as the devil, and the town children shivered at tales of a ruling aristocratic elephant family.

One day, he was challenged by Nostradamus (“This town ain’t big enough for the two of us”). In the town square, in front of a gathering of the townsfolk, they were to predict events for the coming week. Seeing as every answer Peterdamus gave had something to do with a blue-blooded elephant, Nostradamus was declared the victor. Peterdamus was chased from the city limits and was never heard of again… until now!

Possible dialogue:

Town elder: What say ye of the coming fortnight?

Nostradamus: Many will rise, and many will eat aplenty.

Crowd: (murmurs, nods of approval)

Peterdamus: The elephant prince will refuse to share his ice lolly, which will anger his crocodile friend.

Man in crowd: Burn him!