By the time the group reached the souvenir shop, they proceeded to find anyone who could assist them with George's dilemma. As they went around, they heard a concerned voice asking, "You chaps look like you need some help. Would you like to come over here?" Rosie replied, "All right." The others followed behind her. It turned out to be the curator of the gardens, and his office was filled with glass displays of various flowers. When everyone sat down in the couch, he said, "Greetings! What can I do for you?" George then raised his hand and pointed to his mouth again. John replied, "Well, our friend has lost his voice after getting lost. Do you have any information as to why such a thing like this happened?" The curator said, "Oh, dear. I'm afraid this has been caused by the Chiming Hibiscus of Silence." "The Chiming Hibiscus of Silence?! I've never heard of a flower like that before." Remarked Paul. Ringo asked, "Can you please tell us more about it, sir?" The curator opened his book and explained to them while reading the chapter, "The Chiming Hibiscus of Silence is a mysterious kind of flower. It is aqua colored and produces a hypnotizing, chime-like sound which can lull a person to sleep. Unfortunately, once the person wakes up, this flower casts a voiceless spell on him or her. We actually had a few cases of this incident, and as a result, we placed a warning sign forbidding anyone to step inside the territory." Nicholas said, "Goodness me. So that's what caused George to become silent." Rosie added, "Yeah. Is there anything that we can do to break the spell and get his voice back?" The curator replied, "Certainly. All you need to do is to go to Birmingham and visit a special fountain, which is located in the city's outskirts. When you get there, you can put the water in a bottle and let your friend drink it, this water is powerful and energizing to the vocal chords. However, you have to make it to the fountain before it closes at exactly an hour before midnight. Here, I have a map which can help you in finding it." Rosie took the map and said, "Okie dokie. It looks like this quest is not going to be too hard after all. Thank you very much for your help, Mr. Curator!" He replied, "It was my great pleasure, young lady. Good luck!" With that, the six friends and the Beatles left the botanic gardens and started their train ride to Birmingham. George smiled at the fact that his voice will be returned soon.
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