The world was amazing with so much to do, From Thailand to Tonga and Tuvalu too. Safari’s in Africa, café’s in France, She signed up for everything given the chance. She skied on the slopes of Japan’s farthest reaches, And surfed all the swell down on Mozambique’s beaches. She white water rafted the Amazon’s mouth, And jumped in New Zealand while heading down south. Giza in Egypt was quite a to do, As well as the trekking in Machu Pichu. Eggwina adored all the worldly exploring, But all by herself it became a bit boring.
‘Mum will know it was you,’ said Blue. ‘Wasn’t me, it was Green’ said Red. ‘What do you mean?’ said Green.
That night over their dinner of Sprouts in Sauce and Slimy Slugs on Toast with Earwax Butter they decided to start a business.
Dwawful cleaned up his house and opened an Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic where he used his perfectly shaped fingernails to scoop out earwax, suck out snot and phlegm (the slimy greeny brown stuff you cough up when you are sick) from ill creatures in the region. Occasionally when they came to the clinic their eyes popped out from the smell of the place so Dwawful picked them up as well.
He also cleared a spot for a brussel sprout patch next to the mud bath for Dweadful to grow her brussel sprouts and slugs and together they started a bicycle home delivery service to the trolls over the hill in Fairyville.
Mr. Shakespeare ordered new books. He missed them all, especially his favourite, 365 Fun Things To Do At The Library. He never discovered that all of the books, no longer orphans, had found homes with those who loved them the most.
The Library soon became a cyclone of activity. Together the grownups’ books were helping the childrens’ books escape. The construction and engineering books built themselves into a step tower to the after hour’s Returns Chute which became the Escape Route.
Tremendous trouble was brewing in the library. The childrens’ books were having tiny bookish tantrums. They flumped on the shelves or flipped and flapped and flopped themselves outstretched on the floor.
A grownups’ book came over. ‘What’s wrong?’ Asked Take Action Now. ‘The children don’t visit us enough,’ explained 365 Fun Things To Do At The Library. ‘We’re not borrowed enough,’ they called out. ‘Really?’ said Take Action Now. ‘We are happy with our lifestyle in the grownups’ section, we like being borrowed occasionally with days off to rest.’ ‘Not us,’ they cried, ‘we want to tell our stories everyday.’