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Unknown stole a garden gnome, and sent round the world trip

August 12 2008

Example the heroine of the cult French film "Amelie" was followed by unknown persons, stolen from a garden gnome statue of British pensioners.

The kidnappers sent a leprechaun in the garden round the world trip, from which he returned to former owners after 11 months, says The Daily Mail.

Adventure gnome Murphy began in September last year. Eve and Derrick Stuart-Kelso suddenly discovered that stone dwarf height of 25 cm, they received when buying a home in Glusestere, and standing on a bed, it suddenly disappeared.

They decided that the Gnome for fun, stole students nearest college. However, their garden sculpture in an absurd green cap toured the world, visiting 12 countries and 3 continents.

A week ago, the prodigal dwarf suddenly appeared at the door of the family Stuart-Kelso, 11 months after the disappearance. And near the dwarf was carefully sealed parcel. Printing a surprise intrigued wife was found in a parcel in the skin-bound album with 48 photographs of gnome travel and travel notes, describing virtually every step of his spontaneous trip around the world. On carefully selected pictures husband and wife, who in his youth were avid travelers, they saw how their dwarf, whose anonymous companions called Barrington, down from the climbers on ropes from the mountain, standing in the open jaws of sharks and skates on Motobike. In addition to the records they found the immigration stamps on all ports, where the dwarf appeared restless: South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong and Laos. The only thing that has issued a cheerful garden companions leprechaun - it wormed into the album the group photo of laughing young people.

On behalf of the dwarf Eve and Derrick found a letter in which dwarf explained his strange behavior, telling them how good sometimes to break out of a quiet life and go for adventure.

History leprechaun Murphy is strongly reminiscent of a garden gnome from the French comedy "Amelie". In the film, the heroine Audrey Tautou stole a similar sculpture in the garden of his father and gave the gnome a familiar flight attendant that she photographed it on the background of world landmarks. Thus, the restless inventor Amelie wanted to prove to his father how much he loses, locking in a room. Encouraged by her dwarf, Amelie's father immediately went to circumnavigate the globe.

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