Friday, 25 March 2011

Have you arrived?


'Land ahoy!' called out Bertha.

'Where?' shouted Norma.

'Off the port bow,' mooed Bertha.

Captain Bill swivelled around in his chair and looked out across the sea.

'No, the port bow,' said Norma.

Captain Bill swivelled around in his chair and looked out across the sea.

'I do wish you wouldn't keep changing it,' he said, 'that's the 4th time this voyage!'

'Sorry,' replied Norma.

So everyone looked off the port side towards the large island that had come into view.

'So is that it?' asked Norma.

Geraldine did a very happy dance, flapped her wings and hugged Annie.

'That's it!' said Annie.

'Looks nice,' said Norma.

'Hmm,' said Captain Bill, 'not bad........of course we would have got here a lot sooner if we'd just sailed straight to it.'

At this point Geraldine hopped up onto Captain Bill's back and then onto his hat...and jumped up and down for a while.

'Even I understood that,' said Norma.

'Perhaps you're starting to get the hang of Pengiming?' suggested Annie.

'I do believe I might be,' replied Norma.

'Well I thought she navigated very well,' said Bertha, who had decided she no longer needed to be on lookout at the top of the mast.

'I don't remember giving you permission to come down,' said Captain Bill.

'Don't need it,' replied Bertha, 'and besides, when you finally realise where we are, you'll understand why I don't need to be on duty.'

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