THE GUY FROM THE LAND OF PURPLE AND GREEN
Let me introduce Horratius,
who comes from a land where almost everything is purple and green,
including all the inhabitants.
And if it's not purple and green, then it's green and purple.
Horratius had been lucky enough to inherit a little money from his Great Aunt Decorrus.
He decided to spend it on going abroad for a holiday.
And he booked himself on a package tour for a week of tuition at a Dancing Academy.
In the first lesson the teacher,
who had a misplaced sense of fun,
introduced the students to -
Poor old Horratius.
His knees went in when they should have gone out,
and his hands seemed unable to find his knees.
He felt such a fool!
And as everybody stopped and looked at him
he suddenly realised
that he was the only purple person in the room.
He was so embarrassed by his lack of Charleston ability
and his outstanding skin colour
that he felt hot all over and went a very deep shade of red.
In addition he was so jealous of all the other students
whose knees and hands went just where they should.
Like a chameleon,
the red of extreme embarrassment quickly changed colour to green,
so full of envy was he.
But all at once everybody smiled and laughed
and they all applauded his performance.
And when the music started again
they all began to perform the new dance Horratius had invented.
Even the teacher joined in,
taking careful note of the moves
so that he could include the dance in his future courses.
Horratius, back to his entrancing purple shade,
led the dance,
and was the most popular person on the course for the rest of the week.