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ALL STORIES COPYRIGHT OF RUTH THOMAS

ALL STORIES EDITED BY JOAN MITCHELL

 

 

                                                                            THE COLLEGE DAYS OF WINSTON WARBUCKLE

 

 It was a crisp cold October morning. Winston Warbuckle breathed in the air contentedly as he drove to his first day at teacher training college......Suddenly there was a large thud, and the sound of many tooting horns. Before  Winston had time to collect his thoughts, he saw a large fist banging on his window.

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  The story follows  Winston Warbuckle and his friend  Frederick on their many escapades through teacher training college, beginning with the unfortunate discovery that the man whose car he dented is none other than his tutorial director, who has taken it all badly.

Events come  to a head when Winston encounters Frederick's relative, Colonel Bumpkin, whom he follows one evening into a wood to a log cabin. Here Winston discovers that Bumpkin is a member of the intelligence service. But  Winston tramples  on a coke can outside the chalet and  is spotted.  He is  requested  to become a  member of the elite intelligence service, whilst posing as a chemistry and physics teacher, something that  Winston is vehemently opposed to doing, as he wishes to live the rest of his life in a relaxed manner. Thus  Winston messes up his intelligence test, proving himself completely unworthy of being selected,  and hopefully of remaining in normal civilian life....

 

 

                                                                                                                    2005

Author Ruth Thomas

Editor Joan Mitchell

 

 

THE CHICKEN AND THE WELLINGTONS

 

THE BUNNY BOOFIN STORIES

2004

 

THE LONG-LEGGED CHICKEN 2002

 

THE CAT WHOSE TAIL RAN AWAY 2000

 

THE COWS GET THEIR CAKE 2006

 

TOO MANY PIGS SPOIL THE CAKE 2006

 

THE PRINCESS AND THE GIANT 2002

 

THE OWL WHO COULDN'T FLY 2005- 2006

 

THE SPRIGGLETTS 2001-2003

SPANISH TRANSLATION LOS ASPRIGLEETS

 

THE WHOOPITS 2000 (UNFINISHED)

 

THE POOPOLUPES 2005

THIS WEB PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

                                                                              

                                                                                          The Owl and the Sparrow

                                                              2003

                                                      Revision 2012

                                                                                                          

 The Owl and the Sparrow is a book about a battle that takes place in a forest. The battle is between the birds on one side of the forest,  which they themselves  call the good side of the forest, and the birds (vultures) on the other side,  the dark side of the forest.

 Owl is the leader of the good forest and his adversary is the Condor, reputed as being the darkest force in the forest.  Into  the story enters an apparently naive sparrow who is seduced by Condor into the dark side of the forest against the rulings of Owl. Owl refuses to send help because he does not want to endanger the lives of more birds, but also because he is furious with the sparrow. He says that  sparrow was asking for trouble.

 Also on the good side of the forest are an incredibly silly group of finches who like to play games and torment the vultures. But their silliness  and game-playing skills are no match for the profound darkness of the vultures, and some are captured, and terrorised.

  Golden Eagle rules over the whole forest, but he gets little involved because he has left Owl a set of rules. Finally he gets angry with what he sees happening on both sides of the forest, and  realises that rules are not enough. So  out of his concern and love for the birds , he sends his  son, Silver Eagle, to the  forest.   The book covers the events that follow including  a bitter battle and the discovery that there is an unknown traitor within their camp.

 

Author Ruth Thomas

Editor Joan  Mitchell

First version typed up and suggestions made by Deborah van Welie

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