“Don’t do it, Sam, he’ll eat you all up!” called his friends from the plate. “You wouldn’t do that…would you?” asked Samuel.
“Who, me?” smiled Crankworth with a wicked look in his eyes. “Don’t listen to him!” called his friends.
“Don’t listen to them,” purred Crankworth and he opened his mouth very wide.
Now, what do you think Samuel should do? Would you jump into Crankworth’s wide-open mouth? No! Not for all the coconuts in Constantinople but Samuel was going to. Silly-Billy Samuel.
Then Tom and Tammie had an idea and like a couple of footballs, they bounced off the plate and landed heavily on Crankworth’s head.
“Neeoww!” growled Crankworth going spiky all over and he raced out of the kitchen sending Samuel flying as he went.
Poor Samuel started bouncing again.
BOING! BOING! BOING!
And bounced so high, he landed in the teapot’s spout. “Get out of my spout” she protested sounding nasal.