‘Give the dog a bone’, suggested Barry,
‘Don’t tell mum’, suggested Janet
Andrew said ‘caught in the act’ (and that is what we settled on)
Janet said that the little boy in the picture is called Charlie and Barry added “Charlie Brown.”
“Little Charlie Brown and his dog called Licker” suggested Vale
Licker wants a bit of what he’s not getting, Barry said, - and what he’s not getting is some Monte Carlo Biscuit, said Andrew.
Little Charlie brown hiding out on the side porch or perhaps the spare room, said Janet and Vale.
Janet said Licker has just come in after smelling the potential prize.
“Hey give us a bight” said Bob.
Charlie is having a glass of Raspberry lemonade, said Andrew, or perhaps ‘Sno-top’
(There then began a long conversation about this long lost brand of drink that used to be very popular in this state – and obviously holds a lot of memories for our story tellers)
Do you remember when they used to use those screw tops? Said Andrew
And they used to fizz, added Janet
I loved the way those bottles were shaped said Bob and everyone agreed
What flavours? Do you remember? Asked Vale
“Raspberry, for sure, said Andrew and cola and there was lemonade.
There were lots of flavours said Bob, but lemonade was the best.
I liked the bottles, said Vale and Bob agreed immediately
So Charlie Brown has a glass of Sno-top said Andrew
I hope he doesn’t spill it said Vale.
His mother gave it to him said Janet
Then he must be in the kitchen said Bob
Barry said that Charlie had raided the larder and that he said to Licker, ‘you can slobber as much as you like, but you’re not getting any’
Barry added that Charlie was a rag-a-muffin and he’s a lousy little rat who wont share with his dog, he added.
Mum’s gone out to get the mail said Bob
No one knows he’s got the biscuits and he’s eating them as quickly as he can, said Andrew
Charlie Brown thought that his mum had come back, but saw that it was only Licker, said Vale and Janet agreed.
He ripped his pants climbing over rocks said Vale and theyre the only overalls that he’s got, she said.
The dog said “I’ve caught you in the act and I want some” said Barry and he’s been there for a while because his foot is firmly planted on the ground.
It’s a can of bush biscuits that his mum has made, said Vale.
Fresh biscuits, just made, said Janet and licker could smell it.
It was 1935 suggested Janet
Barry thought that it was 1925 and I looked just like him – only better looking
We want the story to end happily, said Janet.
Andrew thought that Licker got to finish the drink and said that mum has come home.
Vale said that mum would not scold Charlie because she is a good mother and she made the biscuits
Charlie said to his mum, would you like a biscuit? Said Vale
Janet said that mum was happy that Charlie liked the biscuits.
(Image #6 - The time taken for this was 1 ¼ hours and was enjoyed by all, who said that they wanted to participate again with another story next week. Six participants and although Coral didn’t say anything she was very eager to return again)