Thursday, 19 November 2009
the only way is?
'Right!' said Captain Bill, 'right.............OK............well......right!'
'So what now?' asked Horace.
'Well,' said Captain Bill again, 'I suppose...we climb it!
So Captain Bill and Horace and Cyril stood for a while and looked at the very tall thing.
'Perhaps,' said Horace after a while, 'we could work out some sort of route? Maybe we could use your compass thingy!'
And so they all had a look at Captain Bill's compass thingy.
Which didn't help one little bit!
'Of course,' said Captain Bill,'it is a knitted compass and I think I remember reading somewhere that a crocheted compass is better on dry land.'
So they stopped looking at it.
'Well, you know,' said Captain Bill, 'I think we should just...well, sort of...get on with it. I mean the girls managed it...it can't be all that tricky can it?'
And so they set off and in a gesture intended to inspire confidence, Captain Bill let Horace go first.