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Did you see that? Hello. I'm Stephen.
Do you like playing sports? You do?
Well, in tonight's bedtime story,
Ogden the Ogre is trying to find the perfect sport to play.
But it's not easy. Let me tell you all about him.
The story is called The Yoga Ogre,
and it's by Peter Bently and Simon Rickerty.
Ogden the Ogre was worried one night.
His jim-jams had grown far too short and too tight.
"How's my tum got so terribly wide?
"I only eat 12 meals a day," Ogden sighed.
The people said, "Jim-jams? Too tight and too short?
"Overweight ogres should take up a sport!"
So Ogden tried basketball.
"Stop!" cried the people,
as he slam-dunked the roof of the church and the steeple.
Then Ogden tried football.
The people cried, "Stop!"
as he flattened five lamp-posts, three cars, and a shop!
People took shelter when Ogden tried hockey.
And the horses all hid when he dressed as a jockey.
He gave up on golf at the very first tee.
Swish, swoosh! Oops.
There's now a huge hole where the course used to be.
The people said, "Want to be slim as a wafer? Why not try yoga?
"It's really much safer."
"Yoga," thought Ogden. "You folks could be right.
"I'll try the new class at the town hall tonight."
"First," said the teacher, "lie down on the floor.
"Now, twist your leg over..."
CRASH went the door!
"Let's stand on one leg, like a tree, straight and tall."
Wobble, went Ogden.
CRACK went the wall!
"Being upside down is a really good feeling. Let's try a handstand."
CRUNCH went the ceiling!
"Enough is enough!" the people cried.
"By 'eck! Our nerves are in shreds and the town hall's a wreck!
"It's simply a menace when ogres play sport.
"Please give up ball games of every sort.
"And also," they said,
"Will you please understand that yoga is totally, utterly, banned!"
"I do understand," said the sorrowful ogre.
"I'll stop playing sports and I'll stop doing yoga.
"I'll have to find some other way to get thinner...
"Perhaps I could only have ten pies for dinner."
Next morning, the town was remarkably quiet.
The people thought, "Great! Ogden's gone on a diet.
"How peaceful it is with no ogre in sight.
"How pleasant, how tranquil," they sighed in delight.
But then came a thunderous thudding and thumping,
a shuddering, juddering, stomping and bumping!
The people thought, "Heavens!
"Whatever's making that booming and banging, that shaking and quaking?"
Was it an earthquake? They started to panic.
A herd of mad elephants? Something volcanic?
"Oh, no!" cried the people in terror and dread.
"Ogden has taken up jogging instead!"
And that story was called The Yoga Ogre.
Oh, all that talk of sport has made me rather sleepy.
Which reminds me, it's time for you to go to bed.
So settle down, and I'll see you soon for another bedtime story.
Don't forget to brush your teeth.
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