Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Full steam ahead!

'Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh!' mooed Annie.

'Indeed!' said Norma.

'One 'ad it built for his Kingshipfulness,' explained Queen Phoebe. 'One was going to call it 'King Otto, don't you just love him, well you'd better or it's dungeon time for you mate!' but it wouldn't all fit down one side.'

'It's a fine looking ship,' said Bertha.

'It cost squillions!' replied Queen Phoebe. 'Which is partly why we had to scrap all the others.'

'How fast does it go?' asked Norma.

'One don't know,' replied Queen Phoebe. 'One couldn't afford to actually use it.'

'But we can use it now?' asked Bertha.

'Needs must,' replied Queen Phoebe. 'It's was fitted with all the very best...whatever they were. One couldn't have One's hubby driving around in anything less. It's got twin this and overhead that and sprung something else.'

'We'll take good care of it,' said Norma.

'Glad to hear it,' replied Queen Phoebe. 'One don't parcel out Royal vessels every day of the week. Now I suppose we'll have to find you a captain?'

'No need!' said Bertha.

And Geraldine danced a quite brilliant hornpipe and saluted everyone.

'You want me to entrust the most expensive ship we've ever built to a penguin?' sighed Queen Phoebe.

'Not just any penguin,' replied Norma.

''Penguin Captained Royal Yacht in Escaped Pirate Sheep Chasing Disaster',' mused Queen Phoebe. 'It practically writes itself! Still I suppose One has little choice.'

'And can we take Norman with us?' asked Bertha.

'Are the windows finished?' asked Queen Phoebe.

'Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..............................Yes!' said Norman.

'Go on then!' agreed Queen Phoebe.

'Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!' mooed Annie and she fell off the quay, just missed the 'King Otto, don't you just love him, well you'd better or it's dungeon time for you mate' and landed with a splash into the sea.

'I can't help feeling I'm going to regret this,' said Queen Phoebe.

(And now Dear Readers we have to take another short break. Hope to be back on Monday)

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