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.
Linking to Take a Word, Paint Party Friday and Manon's Paper Saturdays
Horatius is so beautifully drawn and is so funny. I'd love him to come visit! xxReplyDelete
what a great guy this Horatius is?! wow!ReplyDelete
Hi Horratius, you are cute! Don't be shy any more;)ReplyDelete
i had a blast with horratius! love your fantasy and the great story around!ReplyDelete
Ha! How cute! Fun story and art to go with it :)ReplyDelete
Well Horratius is a very versatile fellow and looks good in everything so fun and whimsical great work.ReplyDelete
Being someone who loves to dance, I love Horratius and his story! I'm a little jealous of his purple color, because personally, I think everything looks better in purple.ReplyDelete
I like your purple and green story, Jez, and the wonderful, if Charleston challenged Harratius too. Wonderful and whimsical.ReplyDelete
So funny! Such a cute little guy. I love the buttons on his shoes!!ReplyDelete
What a cute little fellow he is! gave me a chuckle :o) - thanks Jez and Horratius!ReplyDelete
Lovely painting and story, great little fellow in wonderful colours. ValerieReplyDelete
Ha this is wonderful. What a cute illustration and an enchanting wee story!ReplyDelete
Very cute story and illustration!ReplyDelete
cute character and a great story too!ReplyDelete
Fun illustration, cute! Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
Wonderful character and story! Purple and green is my favorite combination of color! Love this!! You are always so entertaining! Thank you my friend!!ReplyDelete
What a cute little guy - and a wonderful story - that would make a great kid's story.ReplyDelete