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The Knitted Tea Cosy

Children's series. Jack and Salty search the snowy wastes of Antarctica for a lost parrot called Treasure.


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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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# Sea gulls 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 a 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. #

-PHONE RINGS

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It's a bit, isn't it?

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There we are, good girl.

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-SHOP BELL RINGS

-Hello, Emily.

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Hello, our Jack.

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Oh, chilly today!

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That's why I'm knitting.

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It's a jumper for you, Jack!

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Emily, I am touched.

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Right, stand up straight, let's have a look.

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I'll just get out of this coat.

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There we are. Hang on.

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Oh, lovely colour. Oh.

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Very roomy, isn't it?

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Oh! It's much too long!

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I don't know what I was thinking!

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At least it'll keep my knees warm.

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-I need to get it sorted.

-All right.

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I'll get some measurements.

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All right. Tape measure.

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Stand up straight. Here we are.

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-Right...

-How's that?

-Yes, now...

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If we take it just to there?

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-That's better, yes.

-Hold still.

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-What about those?

-I'll do the arms.

-Sleeves. Yeah.

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BARKING

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Oh, hello, Salty.

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What are you doing there?

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And why have you got that ball of wool?

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Have you been helping Emily with her knitting?

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Well, I think you should take it back.

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Go on, off you go. Busy, busy!

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I'll just make a few changes and it will fit perfectly.

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I can't wait. Thank you.

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Come on, Salty. C'mon, we...

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Where's Salty?

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And where's my ball of wool?

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Oh, no... She must have run off with it!

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Oh, and she's unravelled the wool on your jumper.

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There you are! I'll have that back, if you don't mind.

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Emily, I'm sorry. She must've thought it was a game.

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-Oh, don't worry. I'll sort it out.

-We'll leave you to it.

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Come on. You've been causing chaos again!

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-We're off to The Rainbow, Emily!

-SHOP BELL RINGS

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There she is - The Rainbow!

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What have you got for us today, my dear?

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HOOTER HOOTS

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Hey, hey! Come on, Salty.

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HE HUMS A TUNE

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Oops-a-daisy!

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That's it, you settle down there, girl.

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Got ourselves in a proper tangle with Emily's knitting, didn't we?

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What I need now is a nice cup of tea.

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You know, Emily, she knitted this lovely tea cosy, as well.

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I seem to remember there's a story behind it.

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Let me get myself comfortable, see if I can remember it.

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Oh, yes, Salty.

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This will give you icicles on your whiskers, this one will.

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

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waved goodbye to Whitby

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and disappeared over the horizon.

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Emily given us both knitted scarves

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and this lovely knitted tea cosy.

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I was just admiring it, when Salty pointed her nose to the sky -

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something was flapping towards us.

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It was a bird with pretty feathers,

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squawking loudly.

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"Parrot, ahoy!" woofed Salty.

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And it landed on the deck. "Hello," I said.

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"This is Salty, and I'm Jack. Welcome aboard The Rainbow."

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"Treasure! Treasure! My name is Treasure!" the parrot squawked.

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"Where are you going today, Salty and Jack?"

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"We're off to see the southern lights of Antarctica," I said.

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"Pretty colours that flash across the sky.

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"Why don't you come along?"

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"Pretty colours, for a pretty parrot," squawked Treasure.

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So we set our course for the cold of Antarctica

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and we sang a little song.

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And Treasure joined in!

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-# Just Salty dog and me

-And me!

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-# Upon the briny sea

-The sea!

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# A special guest has a feathery chest

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# She is ever so talky and squeaky and squawky

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-# Just Salty dog and me. #

-And Treasure!

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Right.

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Now, Treasure was a very loud parrot.

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She landed on my head

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and she started to give Salty lots of orders.

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"Sit!" said Treasure.

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"Lie down! Roll over!"

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Well, Salty sighed... A deep doggy sigh - "Urrrhh!"

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"I wish this parrot wasn't quite so loud," she whispered.

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We looked out over the sea and we saw huge jaggedy ice mountains.

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We were in Antarctica!

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Well, the weather got colder and quite suddenly

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there was a "whoosh" and a "wheee"

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and a very sideways gust of wind

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blew little Tresasure away -

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"Waaaaahhhh!"

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"What's happened to our little Treasure?" I said.

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She had disappeared, leaving only one yellow feather.

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I called out, "Treasure? Treasure?"

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over the waves but there was no reply.

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And then in the distance,

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we saw a very familiar ship -

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The Hurly-burly.

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"Ahoy, my hearties!"

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Yeah, it was Kitty Cutlass,

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the trickiest pirate to sail the seven seas.

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Her eyes twinkled as she called out,

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"Did somebody say treasure?"

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"Yes, we've lost our Treasure!" I replied.

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"You'll have to search for treasure," said Kitty.

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And with that she climbed aboard The Rainbow.

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She reached into her top pocket and she took out her magic map.

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"She thinks you've lost real treasure," Salty whispered.

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"Not a parrot called Treasure."

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"Shh!" I said.

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"Perhaps she'll help us find our little parrot."

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So, I put the feather on the map and Kitty said,

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"Magic map, zuzzy-zuzzy-zuzzy-zurh!

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"Show us where my Jack's treasure is."

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Well, the feather, it spun around wildly,

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and then it stopped with its tip pointing to a place

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right in the centre of the frozen Antarctic.

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"I'm off to get your treasure," Kitty cackled.

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She leapt over the side of the rainbow

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and set off into the icy blue.

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"Come and, let's follow," I shouted to Salty,

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as we put on our knitted scarves.

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"It's going to be very cold, I can't go without tea," I said.

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So, I pulled a sledge with a teapot and the cosy on it,

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and we sneaked behind Kitty, following her, to find our Treasure.

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Well, the wind it blew and blew.

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It swirled all the snow around...

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It was like walking in a giant snow globe that's been shaken up.

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Well, soon, Kitty was out of sight.

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Salty and I tried to keep together,

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but it was very hard to see him

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and before we knew it we got split up.

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I was left staggering against the wind, lonely and lost.

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Salty!

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Salty! Come on, girl!

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"I'm never going to see my Salty dog again," I thought.

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Then suddenly, there was a squawk,

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"Treasure! Treasure!"

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I stumbled towards the squawk in the swirling storm.

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I came to a small rocky outcrop

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where Treasure was sitting shivering.

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"Treasure!" I cried.

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And who should I see next to her, but my lovely Salty dog.

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She had found Treasure.

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Clever Salty!

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Well, I looked at the little shivering parrot,

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"We need to get you warm," I said.

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So I took my tea cosy off the teapot and put it on Treasure.

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"Cosy!" she squawked. "Thank you. Cosy, cosy!"

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"Now we need to find Kitty," I said.

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Squawk your loudest squawk, Treasure!

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With warmed up wings,

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Treasure squawked loudly through the icy storm.

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"Treasure! Treasure!"

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"Where's that treasure?" shouted Kitty,

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as she staggered towards us cold as an ice mountain.

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"My name's Treasure!" squawked the parrot.

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"A parrot?!" gasped Kitty.

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"That's not REAL treasure!"

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"She really is a treasure," I said.

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"She's kept us all together in this terrible storm."

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And I handed Kitty a nice warm cup of tea.

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The storm was beginning to blow itself out and the sky was clearing.

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Beautiful swirls

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of purple, green and red lights

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danced before us.

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"The Southern lights!" I cried.

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"Pretty sky!" squawked Treasure.

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And Kitty, who had warmed up now, said,

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"I must say, you are a very pretty parrot."

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Treasure seemed to like Kitty.

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"You're a pretty pirate," she told Kitty!

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Well, now the storm had died down

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and we had warmed up.

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It was time to return to The Rainbow.

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And once we were safely on board, Treasure invited us all

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to her home in sunny Brazil.

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"Well, not today, I'm afraid," I said.

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"We need to get back to Staithes."

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"I'll sail you to Brazil on The Hurly-burly," Kitty said.

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"Pretty pirate!" squawked Treasure happily.

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And she bounced on Kitty's hat.

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So, we said our goodbyes

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and as The Hurly-burly disappeared over the horizon,

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we could hear Treasure squawking at Kitty,

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"Sit down! Lie down! Roll over!"

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"Kitty is going to be kept busy," I chuckled.

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And with the knitted tea cosy back on my teapot again,

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we set our course for Staithes and home.

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And there's nothing like a nice cup of tea when you get home, is there?

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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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OLD JACK CACKLES

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Come on.

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Hi, Emily. How's my jumper?

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Have you managed to save it?

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It's saved, all right - thanks to Salty!

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What do you mean, thanks to Salty?

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What did she do?

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Oh! Oh...!

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You unwound just the right amount of rows, Salty!

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You know, I think she knew what she was doing.

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You can't beat a bit of teamwork, can you, Salty?

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I love it, Emily.

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Do you know, this'd keep me warm in the Antarctic!

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Oh, you, "in the Antarctic"...!

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-I don't know...!

-Thanks, Em.

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I'm going to save this all my best expeditions.

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Come on, Salty. Come on.

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-Thanks, Emily. See you later.

-Bye, Jack.

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-Bye-bye. What a lovely...

-DOOR CLOSES

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