It was Wicket's favorite season: the time of the Bright Tree Fête had arrived and the warriors' overnight trip was not far off. Wicket and Kneesaa gathered sunberries for Shodu, which Wicket hoped was the last thing he had to do before he could enjoy the carnival. But Wicket was let down; his mother asked him to take his sister Winda to the tumble bunny show. She did, however, give him a bribe; if he did this, Shodu might let him go on the overnight trip with the warriors. So Wicket begrudgingly took Winda to the show, and there ran into Teebo and Latara, both of whom were forced to take their younger siblings too. But Wicket backed away from the woklings' show, and was instead interested in another attraction: Horville's Hut of Horrors.
Enticed by Horville's spooky spiel, Wicket very much wished to witness the horrors. And yet, Kneesaa reminded him of his mother's deal. So Wicket took a quick vote by show of hands to determine which show the Ewoks would see. But despite those favoring Horville's Hut being in the minority, Wicket declared the vote to be a landslide in their favor. Assuring Kneesaa that the woklings would have a good time, Wicket and the septet of Ewoks entered the hut.
The Hut of Horrors left the older children shaken up and the woklings traumatized to the point of tears. Wicket realized that because of the trouble he would be in with his mother, she would certainly not let him go on the warriors' trip now. But then, as they often did, an idea came to Wicket: they would have a sleepover at his hut for the woklings, who would forget about the horrors they had witnessed because of the amount of fun they would have. But the evening didn't go quite as planned; Wicket couldn't keep the woklings entertained, and so they continued to cry. When Wicket's family came home, Weechee talked about the time he had taken Willy to see the Hut of Horrors, and Shodu remarked on the nightmares Willy had had afterward. Worried that the woklings would suffer the same fate, Teebo retrieved a machine of Logray's which would supposedly extract bad dreams from the woklings and store them within itself.
That night, the nightmare machine ran while all the Ewoks slept, but a faulty leg on the device's tripod gave out and the machine collapsed and fell right near Wicket's bed, "releasing" the bad dreams into his own mind. Wicket experienced a most bizarre nightmare. In his dream, Wicket was pursued by Horville, then fell, then rode a balloon-creature up into the sky, was taunted by Kneesaa, laughed at by woklings, kicked around by tumble bunnies, eaten by a monster, condemned by his mother, and chained up as an attraction at Horville's Hut. Finally, Shodu woke Wicket from his nightmare. Realizing his cover was blown, Wicket confessed to his mother that he had taken the woklings to the Hut of Horrors, not the tumble bunny show. Shodu decided that he would not be allowed to go on the warriors' trip this year, because he instead had something else to do: take over the tumble bunny trainer's job and host ten tumble bunny shows himself.
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