We had to go down to the corner shop and buy some more raisins for Mum after we’d eaten them all. That was good as it got us away from Arabella’s screeching. Later on we got tummy ache and that wasn’t Arabella’s screeching. It was too many raisins.
Mrs Hogsbum has discovered Skype! At first this was really good because she was so busy talking to people that she didn’t come out of her office all week. It was so peaceful. Even the teachers looked happier. Then she appeared at assembly this morning and told us that each class were going to talk to another class in another school on the other side of the country. This sounded cool until we heard that our class had to recite a poem written by Lucinda Tellingly called ‘My ickle kitty’. We were to do this after first break so at playtime we ran to the church wall to ask for some gargoyle help.
We trooped into the hall and stood in front of the computer, ready to talk to the other school. A terrifying face appeared on the screen. Miss Bleet screamed and Mr Widget fainted. Ben and I high-fived because we thought we were going to see a ghost film but it turned out to be the head teacher from the other school. Her name is Mrs Scratchard and she is Mrs Hogsbottom’s sister!
Mrs Scratchard moved aside to show us the class we’d be reciting our poem to. They looked really cool and we knew we just couldn’t be seen reading the awful words that Lucinda had written. We hoped the gargoylz would come to our rescue soon.
We had just started with the first line, ‘My ickle kitty is fluffy wuffy’. I thought I was going to be sick! And of course we could hear all the children from the other school start to giggle.
At that moment, there was a loud tapping at the hall window that drowned out our voices. Everyone stopped and looked but it was only the branches of a tree. Ben nudged me and winked. We know there isn’t a tree outside the hall. It was Abel coming to our rescue.
But Mrs Hogsbum told us to just speak louder! We started again, shouting, ‘My ickle kitty is fluffy wuffy’ which was even worse because it meant other classes in our school could hear us too.
Then Toby appeared up at the top window but before he could do anything, Miss Bleet pulled the lever that shut it and he was knocked flying. Lucky he can fly.
We were really worried now because it looked as if the gargoylz were shut out and they wouldn’t be able to do anything. Then I felt something pull on my t-shirt. There was no one there but then I heard a gargoyly whisper in my ear – ‘Don’t worry, boyz. We have a plan! Put your fingers in your ears!’ It had to be Zack and he was warning us that Cyrus was about to sing!
All around us everyone fell asleep, including Mrs Scratchard’s school. Ben and I told each other jokes for ten minutes until they all woke up. And then Mrs Scratchard told Mrs Hogsbum off for making them hear a boring poem that put them to sleep. They started arguing so we all went back to our classes!
Ira thinks we should tell you the whole poem so you can see what the gargoylz saved us from. But we’ll be sick so maybe you can see it next week when we haven’t just had our tea.