Topsy Turvy Bay Old Jack's Boat


Topsy Turvy Bay

Jack and Salty visit Topsy Turvy Bay, where everything is upside down, down-side up and totally topsy turvy!


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And good day to you!

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# This is the place to be

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# For Salty Dog and me

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# Down by the harbour We'll be there

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# Round every corner there's something to share

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# Give us a cheer Our friends are here

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# Just Salty Dog and me. #

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Ha-ha! Come on, Salty!

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# This is the place to meet

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# Down at the end of the street

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# Seagulls flying up in the blue

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# There's always a cup of tea waiting for you

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# Out in the sun, having some fun

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# Just Salty Dog and me

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# Haul away, haul away Sing the song of the sea

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# Hoist the sail I'll tell you a tale

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# Of Salty Dog and me

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# This is the place to go

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# And these are the people we know

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# The village is busy with things to see

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# And there's the Rainbow down by the quay

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# There's stories to tell Join us as well

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-# Just Salty Dog and me. #

-MOBILE PHONE RINGS

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Morning, Emily!

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Emily! Where are you?

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I'm down here, Jack, trying to pick up these sweets.

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Oh! What happened?

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It's the sweet jars,

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-they keep jumping off the shelves.

-What?

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Some very topsy-turvy things have been happening here today.

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Wha-ha!

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You know why, don't you, Emily?

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-Why?

-It's the seagulls!

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Where?

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I'm afraid your little friends are coming in through that skylight.

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-Whoa!

-Shoo!

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They love perching on my sweet jars,

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but they make my shop ever so topsy-turvy.

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Yeah, come on, Salty, we'll show them.

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Go on! Go on! Emily doesn't want you

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messing up the place!

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Whoo! Whoo! Hah!

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Thanks, Jack!

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Those cheeky gulls have quite turned my shop upside down and roundabout.

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Oh, I nearly forgot, have you got any humbugs?

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Of course! Oh, they're here somewhere.

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-I'll have to have a bit of a clear-up before I can find them.

-No problem.

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I'll pick them up later. I've got to fix a cupboard door

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on the Rainbow. Yeah... See you later. Yeah, bye-bye.

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Bye, Jack!

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Yeah, and look out for those seagulls!

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There she is, the Rainbow!

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Well, what have you got for us today, my dear?

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Heh-heh! Come on, Salty.

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HE HUMS

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Here we are.

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Ah, now, what was I going to do?

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Yes, I know, the cupboard door,

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wasn't it? Cupboard doors...

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All that topsy-turvyness in Emily's sweetshop

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reminds me of another place where things were very topsy-turvy.

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Do you remember, Salty?

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Let me get comfortable

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and I'll tell you the story.

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This will make your ears wiggle, this will.

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Once upon a twinkly time, the Rainbow set off from Staithes,

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waved goodbye to Whitby and disappeared over the horizon.

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It was the sort of windy day that made Salty's ears flap,

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and she likes that.

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So, with a joyful howl, she rang the ship's bell.

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# Just Salty Dog and me

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# Upon the briny sea

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# A bell to ring and a song to sing

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# I wonder what the day will bring?

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# Because we'll be ready for anything

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# Just Salty Dog and me. #

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And then, all of a sudden, we heard a teriffic splash.

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"Now, there's only one creature

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"heavy enough to splash like that," I said to Salty.

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And there was our good friend Bluey the whale thrashing his tail.

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"I'm trying to fly," said Bluey.

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I've always fancied flying."

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"And I've always fancied swimming," said another voice.

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"Least of my worries today, though."

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It was Brenda, the stork. She was sitting on the Rainbow's funnel.

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"What's up, Brenda?" I called up to her.

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"I need to make some deliveries to Topsy Turvy Bay," she said,

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"but I don't know the way."

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"We'll take you!" I said.

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I picked up the map and turned it upside down and topsy-turvy.

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"You've turned it the wrong way," said Brenda.

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"Yes," I explained,

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"because in Topsy Turvy Bay, everything is the wrong way round.

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"It's all upsidey-down and downsidey-up

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"and down-rightly topsy-turvy."

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So, we chugged away, around and about

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to the topsiest-turviest bay in the world.

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"You said you wanted to swim," I said to Brenda, as we arrived,

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"and now is your chance!"

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Because, you see, in Topsy Turvy Bay,

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birds don't fly in the air,

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they swim in the sea.

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It's the fish that fly.

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"Look!" woofed Salty, as a squid flew right past the Rainbow's mast,

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his tentacles flapping like ribbons in the wind.

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"Everything's topsy-turvy here!" Brenda squawked.

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"Oh! A flying cuckoo clock!"

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And she rubbed her eyes to make sure she wasn't seeing things.

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"Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Enjoy your stay!" chimed the flying clock.

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"Welcome to Topsy Turvy Bay!

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"But don't stay more than a jiffy or two

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"or you'll be topsy-turvy too!"

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"Yes, you have to be careful," I said to Brenda.

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"We can't stay long or we'll never be able to leave."

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But Brenda wasn't listening.

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She was looking down at the ocean,

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where birds were swimming in the water.

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And before you could say 'flapping feathers', she was off to join them.

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So, we dropped anchor.

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But instead of falling downwards to the seabed,

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our anchor shot upwards into the air and lodged in a cloud above.

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It was stuck fast.

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"What happens if that cloud floats away?" I said to Salty.

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"This does," woofed Salty,

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as the Rainbow started to lift out of the water.

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"We can't stay up here!" I shouted.

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"We have to get down before time runs out

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"or we'll never be able to leave Topsy Turvy Bay!"

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And then we heard a familiar sound.

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"Hello!"

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It was Bluey, and you'll never believe what he was doing.

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He was flying in the sky!

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He'd followed us to Topsy Turvy Bay.

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"I'm flying!" he shouted.

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"Yes, and so are we," I said.

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"Our anchor is stuck in that cloud and we need to get it down quickly

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"or we'll never get home."

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Salty looked at the cuckoo clock again.

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"Time is running out," it said.

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"You've got to get away

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"or here, in Topsy Turvy Bay, you'll all have to stay."

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And then Salty rang the bell loudly to call Brenda.

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"Brenda, we need to go!" I shouted to her.

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But Brenda couldn't hear me.

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She was busy under the water, having a lovely time swimming.

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"We need to get the Rainbow down fast," I said.

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Then Salty's whiskers started whiffling.

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She was having one of her bright ideas.

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She barked to Bluey and told him to land on the cloud.

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"Why?" said Bluey.

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Suddenly, I realised what Salty was thinking.

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"Because you are heavy, you'll float the cloud down out of the sky

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"and that means the Rainbow will get down too," I called. "Quick!"

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So we watched as Bluey jumped softly onto the cloud.

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The cloud started to lower gently down, down towards the water,

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and so did the anchor, and so did the Rainbow.

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It was working.

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"Wee!" called Bluey, as the cloud and the Rainbow gently floated down

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and landed on the water,

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where Brenda was splashing about happily.

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"Get on the cloud, Brenda," Bluey called,

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"or you'll be stuck in Topsy Turvy Bay forever."

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So, faster than a flying fish,

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Brenda launched herself out of the water and onto the cloud.

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"Release the anchor!" I called to her.

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And with a peck and a pinch of her beak,

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she managed to unstick the stuck anchor.

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Then Bluey flew off the cloud

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and it floated back into the sky with Brenda on board.

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"You won't be able to fly

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"until we're out of the bay, Brenda!" I shouted.

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"There's no time to lose!"

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And we headed full pelt out of the bay with Bluey flying above,

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nudging Brenda and the cloud along with his nose.

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And just as the cuckoo clock chimed, "Time's up, time's up!"

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we all made it out of the bay and back into normal waters.

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"I can fly again," said Brenda, as she gently flew off the cloud.

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"And I can't," said Bluey,

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falling back into the sea with a huge splash.

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"Thank you!" called Brenda, as she flapped her way into the distance.

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"I'm off to tell everyone I've flown for the day,"

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said Bluey, as he swam home.

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"Well, Salty," I said,

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"I think we've had enough excitement to send us both topsy-turvy!

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"How about we go home and have a nice cup of tea?"

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So, Salty settled down on the deck

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as I turned the map the right way round

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and set our course for Staithes and home.

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It's all very well, but you wouldn't want to be topsy-turvy

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all the time, would you? Bye-Bye.

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Did you like that story, Salty?

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All true, of course.

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Mind you, my stories always are!

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Oh, look!

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Come on, girl.

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Hey-hey, Emily! Still keeping a lookout for those seagulls?

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Oh, yes, Jack! The trouble is, I've been sitting here for so long,

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I haven't had time to serve in the shop.

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No, and I suppose if you move from here,

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them cheeky seagulls will come back and perch on your jars again.

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-Yes. I don't know what I'm going to do.

-No.

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SALTY BARKS

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Do you know, that might just work, Salty!

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Good girl!

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What's that, Jack?

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Here, just take these outside. What a good idea!

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-Come on.

-OK, I'll try anything once.

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Come on, Emily.

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There they are.

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SEAGULLS CAW

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Success!

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-Hee-hee!

-Ho-ho! Come on!

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Ha-ha! Well done, Salty!

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It worked, didn't it? Yeah! Those seagulls won't want to

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come in here any more. They've their own jars outside to perch on!

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Oh, that's brilliant, Jack! Thank you so much.

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And thank you, Salty!

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SALTY BARKS

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Well, Salty, that's it for the day.

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We'll see all our friends again next time.

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Oh, and we'll see you next time, as well! Bye-bye!

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Come on, girl!

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