Thursday, 23 August 2012
How to get involved with pirates
'It's not actually addressed to anyone,' pointed out Captain Bill, 'it just says 'to whom it may concern'.'
'But the post haddock clearly gave it to you,' said Bertha.
'I was just closest,' replied Captain Bill.
'So are you going to open it?' asked Norma.
'I see no need to rush at it,' replied Captain Bill.
'You're always like this with letters,' continued Norma.
'If by that you mean that I take my time to consider things...then I'd happily agree,' replied Captain Bill.
'Well someone needs to open it!' mooed Bertha.
So everyone stood and looked at the envelope.
'Well then?' asked Norma.
'It's not actually addressed to anyone,' repeated Captain Bill.
'Oh, give it here!' said Bertha and with the flick of her horn the envelope was open. From inside she drew out a single thick neatly typed piece of card.
'What does it say?' asked Norma.
Bertha slowly read the words and then held it up for everyone to look at.
'See,' she said, 'we told you you looked like one.'
And Norma and Captain Bill read for themselves.
'YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE 27TH PIRATE JAMBOREE...NO RUNNING WITH POINTY SWORDS.'
'Crikey!' said Norma.