FREE COLOURING IN SHEETS
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For Charlie and Wilson
First published as a limited edition in 2014
Text and illustrations copyright © Zoe Sadler 2014
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Published by Inkyeverafter Press
The keeper sits, drinking his tea.
The lighthouse looms over the sea.
The lighthouse keeper
rests in his room.
The boat unaware
of impending doom.
The experienced captain maintains his log,
As the boat is swallowed by descending fog.
The lighthouse flickers and falters its beam,
The way for the boat nowhere to be seen.
Midnight comes with the STRIKE of a clock.
The little boat is battered by rocks.
The captain knows they’re about to sink,
But not before he readies his ink.
He drains his rum bottle, to put in a note.
On which he wrote
The lighthouse keeper brings it inside
And puts it down where the others reside.
He counts his bottles, now three hundred and three,
And sits back down to finish his tea.
Consider it a warning to those who set sail,
Never forget the Lighthouse Keepers Tale!
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A hapless children's picture book tale of a lighthouse keeper who, well, just isn't very good at his job... or is he? Will the little boat get a happy ending and be guided to safety by the beam of the lighthouse or will it go down in a watery whirl? A children's picture book tale which will appeal to both adults and children with it's quirky humour!