I was having a great time flinging my, I mean, Nice Guy's ball around the Sky Place. I knew I should stop and return the ball to Nice Guy, but I just couldn't bring myself to quit tossing the jingly thing. I had helpfully removed the annoying part that had whapped me in my face by chewing it up, so there wasn't any danger of Nice Guy being injured by it.
I was just about to take one last fling, when I heard a sound above the jingling. It was a rustling sound that I'd heard many times before. It was coming from the Slippery Ground Land. I glanced up from the ball and peered into the Slippery Ground Land to see if I could catch a glimpse of what was causing the sound.