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By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Tragedy at Minibeastie Hall

In Beastington a family lived
     Who made a ‘Beasts-Are-You’.
It was a section of a garden –
     Well, a minibeastie zoo.

The little creatures all moved in
     And crawled around the wall.

The special name they gave their home
     Was Minibeastie Hall.

'Let’s throw a welcome party,
     If the family gives consent.

We’ll plan a meal, arrange some games; 
     Get invitations sent.'


News got around, the day arrived
     And many guests came too.

'Ooh it’s such a splendid place to live -
     Exactly like a zoo.'

A ladybird, a grasshopper
     And slugs and worms came too.
It was such a grand occasion
     And the party grew and grew.

One brought his own computer –
     A spider known as Fred.
'I’ve had a useful thought,' he said.
     Come and surf my web.

'A computer’s such an asset
     For your lovely little park.

I’ll teach you how to crawl the web,
     But wait until it’s dark.

'I don’t want you to bug it
     Or introduce a worm.
I’ll only teach you one by one,
     So wait and take your turn.'

So, one by one they entered:
     'Oh what can we achieve?' –

But a tragic thing then happened
     For no-one seemed to leave.

Minibeastie Hall went quiet.
     There was no one on the wall,
Which was really not surprising:
     Fred had eaten one and all!

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