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All aboard!

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It's Driver Dan's Story Train!

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-Hello, everyone!

-Hello, Driver Dan!

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# Which of our friends are we going to see?

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# Which of our friends do you think it will be?

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# Climb aboard and travel with me

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# All aboard the Story Train!

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# All aboard the Story Train! #

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TWEET-TWEET!

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Twinkle has been looking for our friends. Who has she found?

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-Look, it's Sweetie.

-Yes, and she's got a tennis racket.

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But why does she look so sad?

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There's Hip and Hop!

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They look sad, too.

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You're right, they do all look very sad. Let's go and find out why.

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-SWEETIE SIGHS

-Hello, Driver Dan.

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-Hello.

-Hi, Driver Dan.

-Hello, everyone. What's the matter?

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We wanted to play a hitting and catching game with our tennis racket

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-but we can't find our ball.

-We've looked everywhere.

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Oh, dear. I might have a ball on the Story Train. Shall we go and see?

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Yes, please, Driver Dan!

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Now, then. Hm.

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Now, it should be in here somewhere.

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Hm, not there either.

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Must be in this one.

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Oh, I've just remembered - I gave it to Loopy.

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Sorry about that.

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Oh, then we can't play our game, after all.

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Why don't we go on the Story Train, and see if we can find Loopy

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and the ball?

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-That's a brilliant idea.

-Let's go! You can be first hitter, Sweetie.

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Thanks!

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-Would you like to come, too?

-Yes, please!

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Twinkle? Are we all hooked up and ready to go?

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TWEET-TWEET!

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TWEET-TWEET!

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I wonder if Twinkle's seen Loopy. Can you see?

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I can see a carriage.

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But it's not Loopy's carriage.

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No, it's Bippity's carriage.

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-Look, there he is.

-He's getting his Makerer ready.

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Oh, let's see if Bippity knows where Loopy is.

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Bip-bip! Hello, everyone!

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Hello, Bippity. Have you seen Loopy?

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He's got a ball we want to use for our game.

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Sorry, I haven't.

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Oh, we'll never be able to play our game now!

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Hm... Bip-bip! Maybe I could make you a ball.

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Wow! Thanks, Bippity.

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Bip-bip! This won't take long.

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Bippity-bip! In a zip!

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-ALL:

-Hurray!

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Great, Bippity! You can throw, Sweetie can hit it

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and we'll catch. Come on.

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Yes! I'm ready.

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Bip-bip! Here we go!

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-Oh!

-Oh!

-Oh!

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Ohhh!

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-Bippity-bip. What happened?

-Oh? Woah.

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That's a very heavy ball, Bippity. No wonder the strings broke.

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Bip-bip. Oh, dear.

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I'm very sorry, everyone.

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That's OK, Bippity.

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But what are we going to do? We don't have a ball OR a racket now.

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I'll fix the racket first.

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There. Bippity-bip.

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Oh, no!

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What is it, Bippity?

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-THEY GASP

-Oh, no!

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How did you do that?

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Bip-bip. Oops. That wasn't supposed to happen.

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We'll never be able to play our catching game now.

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Thanks for trying to help, Bippity.

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Bip-bip. Wait a minute.

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This reminds me of something.

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Bippity-bip! That's it!

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Soapy water!

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Soapy water? What do you want to wash?

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Nothing, but I've had an idea.

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Bip-bip! We need soapy water to make it work.

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-Soapy water? OK.

-What is your idea, Bippity?

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It's a catching game with the racket, just like you wanted.

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But we haven't got a racket, or a ball.

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-Here we are.

-Thank you, Driver Dan.

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How can we play a catching game with a bucket of water?

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HE LAUGHS You'll see. Watch!

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And the game is...

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-catch the bubbles!

-Yay!

-Yay!

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-THEY GIGGLE

-No, that's my one! I'll get that one!

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I caught one!

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Me too!

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DRIVER DAN LAUGHS

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Oh, that's a fantastic game, Bippity. What a brilliant idea.

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-Thanks, Bippity. That was amazing.

-Can we play it again, Driver Dan?

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TWEET-TWEET! >

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Yes, you're right, Twinkle. It IS time to go to Story Corner.

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-Story Corner!

-Story Corner!

-Yay!

-Bip-bip!

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We're all hooked up. Twinkle, are we ready to go?

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TWEET-TWEET!

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-Are you ready, too? Then let's go!

-All aboard the story train!

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We're going to have a story!

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-Maybe it'll be about a chasing game.

-Or a story about bubbles.

-Yeah!

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TWEET-TWEET!

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THEY GIGGLE

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What shall we read today?

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I'd like one about making things.

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-But not heavy things.

-THEY LAUGH

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Aha! I know just the book.

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-Is everybody settled down and ready to listen?

-Yeah, I am!

-Bippity-bip!

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-And all of you? Sitting comfy and ready to listen?

-Ready, Driver Dan!

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This story is called Efuru's Treasure.

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It was written by Esther Ahanti and the pictures are by Ghadi Ghosn.

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Efuru and her father were at the market, buying fish for dinner.

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Efuru watched as the woodcarver set out his stall.

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He laid out smooth, round bowls and patterned plates,

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delicate carvings and fanciful creatures.

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"Please can I go and see?" she asked her father, excitedly.

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Efuru stood shyly at the stall.

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Her eyes grew wide like saucers,

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for upon the sheet lay more than she could imagine.

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Chessboards and masks, crocodiles and giraffes, cheetahs and chimps.

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Oh, lots of lovely animals.

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"Oh, carver, make me a rocket to travel afar.

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"I'll fly to the moon, the sun and the stars!"

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But the carver just smiled, as he sawed and spliced the wood.

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Efuru asked again,

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"Oh, carver, make me a horse with your clever hands.

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"I'll gallop so fast and see distant lands."

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But the carver just smiled, as he hammered and honed the wood.

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"Oh, carver, make me a ship, won't you, please?

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"I'll cast off and sail upon the high seas."

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But the carver just smiled, as he sharpened and shaved the wood.

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I'd like a ship like that. Ahoy, there!

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-Ahoy, Captain Hip!

-THEY LAUGH

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Finally, she begged,

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"Oh, carver, I know what will be best.

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"Make me a crown - I'll be a princess."

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But the carver only smiled, and painted the wood.

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Efuru sighed.

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"Oh, carver, will you make nothing for me?" she asked.

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The woodcarver looked at Efuru and stretched out his hand.

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In his palm lay a spinning top.

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It was smooth and perfectly polished.

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It glimmered in the afternoon light.

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"Oh, thank you!" gasped Efuru in delight,

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as she twirled the top on the ground.

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For her spinning top shone and shimmered

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brighter than a fiery rocket.

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It flipped and flew faster than a horse.

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It's glide was more graceful than that of a ship.

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And as Efuru and her father walked home, hand-in-hand,

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Efuru clutched her treasure tightly.

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She felt richer and happier than any princess.

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The end. Did you enjoy that story?

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I liked the horse best. He looked really fast.

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I liked the carpenter. He could make anything he thought of.

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I thought you might like him, Bippity. And now it's your turn.

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Which parts did you like best? Come on - it's time to show me the story.

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-Look over there!

-It's the woodcarver's stall!

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-We're in the rocket.

-This is fun!

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-Hello.

-Hello.

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-I'm riding on my horse.

-Look at me!

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Clippety-clippety-clop.

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-Let's be pirates.

-Yes, on the boat!

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A-harrr!

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-A-harrr!

-Arrr!

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-Arrr!

-I'm being a pirate, just like Efuru.

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Here comes Princess Efuru.

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Your Majesty.

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I'm being really spinny!

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-Round and round and round.

-Wheeee!

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That looked great fun.

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Thanks, everyone. You were great at showing me the story.

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Efuru ended up with a carving she didn't expect,

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but that made it even more special.

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A bit like our catching game.

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Yeah - Bippity's game was really special.

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It was, wasn't it?

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Yeah. Thanks, Bippity.

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Oh, thanks everyone, bip-bip!

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All right, everyone. Time to go. All aboard!

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All aboard the Story Train!

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Bippity-bip-bip.

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Bye, everyone.

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It's time to go but let's come back soon,

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because we all love stories!

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-Bye, Driver Dan!

-Bye!

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I really like stories about dogs.

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I like funny stories.

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I like pirate stories best.

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I like stories about spinning tops.

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Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd

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Driver Dan goes on an exciting journey to Story Corner with a lovable cast of animated friends.

Bippity creates a new ball in the Makerer for his friends to play with, but it's so heavy that it breaks their bat! Now they can't play any games at all - until Bippity has a brilliant brainwave. With Driver Dan's help, and a big bucket of soapy water, Hip and Hop and Sweetie are soon playing a brilliant new game with Bippity.

Featuring the story Efuru's Treasure.


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