there's a man at the door collecting for the Old Folk's Home.
Shall I give him Grandma ?'
Dad came home he was astonished to see Alec sitting on a horse,
writing something. ' What on earth are you doing there ?'
he asked. 'Well,
the teacher told us to write an essay on our favourite animal.
That's why I'm here and that's why Susie's sitting in the
goldfish bowl !'
teacher reminds me of the sea,' said Alec to Billy. 'You
mean she's deep, sometimes calm, but occasionally stormy ?' 'No
! she makes me sick !