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Robert James Parfett
Out in the desert, surrounded by sand
The young king of Egypt watched over his land.
But the one thing that troubled his occupied mind
was how to control his unruly behind.
He bounced and he bobbed on his jewel covered throne,
then let out a long and miserable moan.
"Why does this happen? I don't understand!
I want it to stop, someone give me a hand!"
The vast palace walls seemed to hear the king's words
and inside the paintings things lazily stirred.
Out from the wall climbed the goddess Bastet.
"What his majesty needs is to purchase a pet.
Something cuddly and calming just like a cat
placed on his knee and then that will be that!"
"Nonsense!" snarled Anubis the god of the dead
as he turned to Bastet with his fierce Jackal head.
"What the Pharaoh must do is learn not to jiggle.
Wrap him in bandages! Then he won't wiggle."
"Rubbish!" roared Ra the god of the sun.
"Are you ready your majesty? Time for some fun!
Climb to the top of the Great Pyramid
and stand on one leg. You'll not move then kid!"
The poor young pharaoh now looked very glum.
"All this is down to my troublesome bum.
I guess I must listen to all your advice
though peace from my itching may come at a price!"
Then out of the crowd came a small quiet voice.
"You don't have to do it. You do have a choice."
"Who are you boy and what is your plan?"
"I'm one of your servants, the one with the fan.
May I tell you what I think? Do you want to know?"
Pharaoh just nodded. "I'll give it a go!"
The small servant whispered and then the king smiled,
he whipped off his trousers and the place went wild.
"I'm free from my fidgeting, well done young slave!
Now my royal rear end will surely behave.
From now on all trousers will be banned in here.
And all of those gathered gave one mighty cheer.
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Robert is an English language teacher and father of two boys, his stories are aimed at 4 to 7 year olds, the education age group he knows best.
Robert writes with rhyme which stimulates children's sense of humour and fun, making learning more enjoyable.
Robert's two boys are his strongest supporters and critics!
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Not Now Nessie
The Medicine Man
Frogs just Want to Have Fun
The Clockwork Chameleon
Kung Fu Cat
Colin and the Carrot
Percival the Polite Python
The Fidgety Pharaoh
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