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Little boys empty tummy
Roy's mother told him he was to go on a picnic, but it's raining cats and dogs and the picnic can't go ahead. Roy is an only child, but his very faithful companion is a bitsa called 'Ruff'. Ruff is a friendly dog, who likes his food!
Roy thought "when I was a little Shaver, Ruff was my guardian and would protect me at any cost!" Roy and Ruff were so looking forward to that picnic.
Roy thought, if there's no outside picnic, let's have one inside. Roy and Ruff were known to get into a little bit of mischief together.
Roy's mother was a wonderful cook. She had baked Anzac biscuits. Roy and Ruff knew that the Anzac's would be their reward if they could only find them. Deep in the pantry on the back shelf, a floral tin held the treasure.
Roy thought the Anzac's had been packed for the picnic....didn't know it was going to rain. He couldn't believe his luck when he found them!
Very quietly, firstly making sure mum was not around, Roy and Ruff moved secretly from the kitchen to his bedroom with the tin under his arm. And a drink of coke in his hand. Both were strictly against the rules - no food in the bedroom and no sweets before lunch.
Needing somewhere comfortable away from mum's gaze, Roy sat himself on the bedroom floor and Ruff was keeping watch at the door. Roy took his first bite....oh so delicious! The biscuit was firm and crispy. He could taste the golden syrup and oats. Roy was so engrossed in biscuit eating that he almost forgot to share with Ruff, but the little wimpering noises soon reminded him.
Then...you wouldn't believe that Mother had arranged for some friends to come for morning tea. Preparing for this, she went to the place where the Anzac's were stored, and low and behold the Anzac's were missing. Roy could hear his mother searching for the Anzac's. He and Ruff started to panic.
How to hide the evidence? Where to hide everything? Oh, under the bed, quick Ruff.