Charlie ShortTail has a scary encounter with “the Horrid Creature”.
I was out for a nice, relaxing evening stroll and then I saw it, the horrid creature.🙀
It was smelly, hairy and it had slobber drooling from it’s mouth.
I cringed, drew back and felt the fur on my back rise and bristle. My tiny (but very cute) tail bushed up in fear.
It was the man next door!
I ran quickly to hide under the bushes. Lando was nowhere to be seen. He’s supposed to be on guard.
The creature’s big feet thumped along the path to Mama’s house; the man rang the door bell. What could he want? I hoped I could sneak into the shadows and climb over the wall to safety. With a swift jump I was gone! I couldn’t risk him seeing me. What if he tried to touch me?
The creature spoke in a loud, deep voice but I couldn’t understand what the man was saying.
It got worse, the ‘Dad’ opened the door and let the horrid creature into Mama’s house.
The creatures clothes were tatty, dirty, smelly and oily. He had huge, scary boots. What could he possibly want?
I leapt quickly over the side roof, and ran along the hedges to the back garden to warn Lando.
This was a disaster. When would it be safe to go home?
Mama came into the garden and called us. “Charlie”, “Lando” she called; we crept out of da bushes.
“What is wrong?” She asked. We looked towards the house…. Mama knows we are scared of him.
Oh! Him, he has just bought some eggs for us … “come in you two”.
I let Mama carry me, and Lando walked close to Mama.
Always trust your instincts me an Lando think. We don’t trust him….What do you think?
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