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Four Silly Skeletons

An exciting story read by a special guest. Dr Ranj reads Four Silly Skeletons, by Mark Sperring, Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.


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Hello, I'm Dr Ranj. Do you like my skeleton friend?

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She looks silly, doesn't she?

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Tonight's bedtime story

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is all about the adventures of four silly skeletons,

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so make sure your skeleton bones are sitting comfortably.

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It's called Four Silly Skeletons and is written by Mark Sperring,

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with illustrations by Sue Hendra.

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Meet four silly skeletons - Fred, Sid, Belle and Bill.

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They live in this house at the top of the steep hill.

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And here at the bottom, where the ground is good and flat,

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lives their dear, sweet Auntie June and her skellybones cat.

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MEOW

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Now, every single day, there always seems to be

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a silly little mishap - sometimes two or three.

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But luckily, dear Auntie June is never far away

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to pick up all the pieces and make everything OK.

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On one dark and starry night, when the moon was big and round,

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Skelly Fred heard music - such a sweet, toe-tapping sound.

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Belle, she started twirling. Bill's knees began to knock. Then "Cuckoo!"

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went the cuckoo in the skelly cuckoo clock. "It's midnight!"

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shouted Skelly Sid. "But what do we all care?

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"How can we think of sleeping when there's music in the air?"

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So four silly skeletons shimmied down the hill

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with a swish and a sway and a leap and a twirl.

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Rumba, samba - well, look at them all go!

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Bone-rocking, high-kicking, to and funny fro.

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Jive-bopping, leapfrogging - oh, a body pop -

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until a sweet, worried voice cried, "Stop! Stop! Stop!"

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It was dear, sweet Auntie June with a bottomless bag

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and she said to those skeletons,

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"I'm not one to nag, but take these lamps and torches and this

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"shining candlestick, for it's dark out on this steep, steep hill.

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"You know I worry sick!"

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But four silly skeletons said they didn't need more light.

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"Just look," they said to Auntie June,

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"the moon's still big and bright."

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So off they danced with a skip and a hop,

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and not one of them saw the great big drop!

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"Help!" Four silly skeletons, all in a heap.

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A pile of bones, stacked up steep, moaning and groaning beneath

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the cloudy moon, weeping and wailing, "We want our Auntie June!"

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And just then came a bright,

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beaming light that shone like gold in the dark, dark night.

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And dear Auntie June took some string and sticky glue

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and put them back together, almost as good as new.

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Now, Belle has two left feet, Fred has two right,

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Bill is a muddle and Sid says, "Serves us right.

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"Next time we go dancing beneath the full moon,

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"we really must listen to clever Auntie June."

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MEOW

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I hope you enjoyed that story.

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Fred, Sid, Belle and Bill did get into a muddle, didn't they?

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Thank goodness for Auntie June!

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Maybe you'll dream about dancing under a full moon tonight,

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just like the skeletons.

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Night-night, sleep well and I'll see you soon for another bedtime story.

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Dr Ranj reads this uplifting story about four silly skeletons who dance off with a skip and a hop but not one of them sees the GREAT BIG DROP! Luckily, Auntie June is there to save the day!