The Windsock Old Jack's Boat


The Windsock

Children's series. A naughty windsock escapes from its pole and goes on a mad dash through the ocean. Will Jack and Salty be able to stop it causing chaos?


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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

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# 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 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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Oh, it's a windy old day today, Salty. Look at that windsock!

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I've never seen it flapping around as much as that.

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Ho-ho! There goes Sam in a hurry!

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What's she doing out on a day like this?

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ERNIE GRUNTS

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Ho! It's a windy old day today!

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-Hi, Sam!

-What's been going on here?

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This old window blew open in the night and the wind has caused...

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Complete chaos! I can see.

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I wanted a cup of tea, but the cafe is closed due to windy conditions.

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Oh, dear.

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Not to worry, though. We have teabags here, haven't we?

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Somewhere.

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-Ha, here we are!

-Yay!

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-Empty.

-Oh!

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I'm sure this was a full tea caddy.

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-It must have...

-Blown over in the night?

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Never mind. I'll call Jack.

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He'll have some tea on board the Rainbow.

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Hello, Jack? Sam to Jack?

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Can you hear me?

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Nothing!

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I'm sure it was working yesterday.

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Not to worry, I'll get over to the Rainbow and see Jack.

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Well, Salty, at least the boiler's working.

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We'll be nice and warm in here.

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-Hello, Jack!

-Hello, Sam! What can I do for you?

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I need a cup of tea. Cafe's closed and we've lost our teabags.

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And you thought I might have some?

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Yes! We tried the speaking tube, but it's not working.

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Nothing's working today.

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Well, it's been a wasted trip, I'm afraid.

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-I've run out of teabags, as well!

-Oh, no! I need a cup of tea!

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Never mind, back to the workshop! We'll find those lost teabags!

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-See you later, Jack!

-See you, yeah. Oh, dear, it's a catastrophe.

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It's a good job you don't drink tea!

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Honestly, we'd never have any teabags any old time.

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That windsock! It looks fit to fly off its pole.

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Oh, dear me!

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Here, do you remember the time the windsock did fly off its pole?

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That was an adventure and a half, that was!

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Here, let me get comfortable and I'll tell you the story.

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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 a windy day and as we sailed, we sang.

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# Just Salty Dog and me

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# Upon the briny sea

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# The breeze is up and the waves are high

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# The clouds are scudding across the sky

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# The wind is a-blowing

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# At least it's not snowing

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# On Salty Dog and me. #

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Ha-ha!

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Our old friend Brenda the stork was blown by, backwards!

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"Hold on to your hat, Brenda!" I called.

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I peered through my trusty telescope

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at the orange windsock back in Staithes

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to see which way the wind was blowing.

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It was flapping and snapping on its pole.

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"That wind is blowing so hard, Salty," I said,

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"it looks like the windsock might take off."

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And, with that, would you believe what happened?

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The windsock went, whoosh!

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It was blown off its pole and up into the sky, wasn't it?

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Yes, it danced on the wind and with a fluttery flap,

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it bumped into Brenda and toppled off her hat.

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"Not again!" screeched Brenda, as she looped the loop.

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We watched the windsock flapping free on the wind until, splish!

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It dived into the sea.

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Well, we knew we had to get that windsock back,

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so before you could say "flappity fishcakes",

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we were under the water.

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We looked everywhere for the windsock.

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Suddenly, a flash of orange whizzed past.

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"There!" barked Salty, as she raced off after it.

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The windsock darted this way and that,

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zipping and flipping through the water.

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"Mind my light!" cried Angela the anglerfish

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as the windsock whooshed her into a cartwheel.

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"And mind my music stand!" piped Percy the pipefish

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as the windsock crashed into him.

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The windsock whipped and flipped and dipped and zipped through the water.

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"Look out, Harold!" cried Mrs Cod.

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"Yes, dear," said Mr Cod, ducking as the windsock whistled past.

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Salty and I couldn't keep up as the windsock

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headed for the gardener fish's garden.

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"My vegetables!" yelled the gardener fish, as it swept through his patch.

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Then that naughty windsock tipped up a wheelbarrow,

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which upturned a bucket, spilling sea beans all over the place.

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The whole sea was in a tizzly, hubbuby hullabaloo.

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And all because of the little windsock

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who was still splashing and crashing through the water.

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Even Salty doesn't cause that much trouble when she goes swimming!

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And then we heard an echoing "Too-doo!"

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CONCH HONKS

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It was the sound of the Sea King's conch.

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He was calling an emergency meeting.

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Everyone gathered around the Sea King's golden throne, as he boomed,

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"The sea is in a tizzly, hubbuby hullabaloo.

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"We must stop this orange fish!"

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"Your Majesty," I said with a bow,

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"it's not a fish, it's a windsock.

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"A sock that flaps in the wind."

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"Then we must return it to the wind where it belongs," he replied.

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"But how?"

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And that's when Salty's whiskers started whiffling.

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She was having one of her bright ideas!

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She raced back to the Rainbow and, in two shakes of her tail,

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she was back with one of my finest fishing nets.

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"Good thinking, Salty! We can catch the windsock in the net."

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Fred and Charlie Squid had popped over

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to find out what the fuss was about and were keen to help.

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"Here! Hold this!" I said,

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and they held out the net wide across the sea.

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"We'll shoo the windsock into the net,

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"but who's fast enough to keep up with it?"

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"Me, me! I'm the fastest fish in the sea!" came a voice.

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Yes, it was Speedy. He elbowed his way to the front.

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"I'm ready for my mission!"

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He saluted and then,

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leaving a trail of whizzy bubbles,

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he shot off after the windsock.

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"Whoosh," went the windsock. "Swoosh," went Speedy.

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The race was on.

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Speedy chased the windsock through the sea at lightning speed.

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Through the gardener's garden they went, past the piping Percy

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and in and out of the seaweed and the rocks,

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but Speedy was very clever

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and soon, the windsock was heading straight for the net.

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"Get ready, Fred and Charlie!" I yelled,

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"Hold the net high!"

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Salty and I watched as Speedy chased the windsock

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closer and closer to the net.

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Nearly there!

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But then the windsock flipped and slipped under a shipwreck,

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missing the net completely.

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"No!" we all cried.

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Speedy was so busy speeding, he didn't notice and, whoosh,

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he flew straight into the net.

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R-R-R-Rip!

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He tore an enormous hole in the net as he shot through.

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Meanwhile, the windsock whizzed out from under the wreck

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and stopped at the top of a sea tree.

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"Woof!" Salty barked,

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to let Speedy know the windsock was now behind him.

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Speedy turned around and shot back through the hole in the net and...

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Slurp!

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..he caught the windsock on the end of his long nose!

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"Whey-hey!" I applauded. "You caught the windsock, Speedy, well done!"

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"Don't mention it," he replied.

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I peeled the windsock off Speedy's nose

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and stuffed it in my pocket for safekeeping. Ha-ha!

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"We'd better get this windsock back to where it belongs," I called,

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as the Sea King waved us a thankful goodbye.

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We made our way back to the Rainbow, who was waiting for us,

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patiently bobbing in the windy sea.

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"Let's go back to Staithes, Salty.

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"I've had enough adventures for one day," I said.

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We set our course for the horizon and home.

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When we got back into the harbour,

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we put the windsock back on its pole.

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Which is where it is now,

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flapping in the breeze where windsocks belong

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for everyone to see.

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I don't know about you, Salty, but I could do with a nice cup of tea.

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I wonder if Sam and Ernie have found the teabags yet?

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Jack calling Ernie!

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Jack calling Ernie!

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Nothing.

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Oh, no, of course, silly me!

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They said it wasn't working.

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I wonder why.

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You know what, Salty? I reckon that's blocked.

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And I've just had an idea how we can clear this old thing.

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Leave it to me, I'll show 'em!

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-No sign of those teabags, Sam.

-Keep looking!

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WIND HOWLS

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AIR HISSES

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Can you hear something?

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Yes, it's coming from the speaking tube.

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Now we can use the wind for some good, Salty, old girl.

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Whatever's blocking this speaking tube will be blown out by the gale.

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It sounds like rushing air.

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Or somebody trying to clear their throat.

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-Oh!

-Oh!

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Teabags! All our teabags!

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They must have got jammed in there last night by the wind.

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'Jack to Ernie!'

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Jack to Ernie! Come in!

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Hearing you loud and clear! It's a miracle!

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The speaking tube's unblocked and we've found the teabags! Ha-ha!

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Marvellous news!

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I knew this wind wouldn't stop us!

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Get over here and I'll get the kettle on!

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'Sam, you're going to get your cup'

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of tea after all! Ha-ha!

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Over and out.

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