NOVEMBER'S FIRST SPECIAL FEATURE
Syllable Sid meets Hagatha Chomp
By George L. Ellison and Dena M. Ferrari
In Part One—published on October 26--
Syllable Sid goes out on a walk through the woods and comes into contact with Hagatha Chomp when he realizes he has wandered into Muckmire swamp and he is invited to a lunch at the Chew Chomp Inn but this is where Sid finds more than he bargained for !,,,The story continues……..!
There, there my pet...let go of the nice sweet (slurp) man's arm!
Slobbering with drool, the beast trots towards the front door.
Lays down by the fire, on the earthen swept floor.
Coming into view, more guests are shuffling hardy;
They are the next to arrive, for Hagatha's dinner party!
Sid glances sideways at Hagatha’s beast!
Now he’s no longer; afraid in the least.
He steps over the threshold, as brave as a lion;
Then he spots the boiling, sickly red Cauldron!
Suddenly, as swarm of fleas launch an attack;
It’s more than Sid can do, to beat them back!
He tries so hard, but knows he isn’t winning:
As the fleas get fatter and his blood starts thinning!
Hagatha stands there full of glee, as Sid falls to his knees!
"Help me Hagatha", says Sid, "Pretty Please?"
Hagatha is still laughing full of mirth;
Shows her new guests their merry worth!
"Fleas", says she, "flee to the shaggy beast;
Sid is our guest and not for your feast!
Be off you, back into the pot,
Back with the plump ticks and brewed stock"!
As Sid recovers from his tick shock,
He sees on the wall, a dusty old clock!
With a fierce face and hands like claws,
It’s all Sid can do, not to withdraw!
Hagatha says, "What are you shaking for?"
She clicks her fingers and the room starts to spin;
Then eerie music starts, making quite a din,
Hagatha enjoys the moment and Sid stands tall!
"Welcome, to our Swampy Halloween Party, one and all;
I’m glad that you all arrived so....to everyone let's all have a ball!"