Today the Big Bad Wolf is reading from, “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator” by Roald Dahl.
A funny gurgling sound was heard,
And then, oh dear, from deep within,
The ghastly rumbling sounds begin!
They rumbilate and roar and boom!
They bounce and echo round the room!
The floorboards shake and from the wall
Some bits of paint and plaster fall.
Explosions, whistles, awful bangs
Were followed by the loudest clangs.
(A man next door was heard to say,
‘A thunderstorm is on the way’.)
But on and on the rumbling goes.
A window cracks, a lamp bulb blows.
Young Goldie clutched herself and cried
‘There’s something wrong with my inside!’
This was, we greatly fear;
The understatement of the year.
For wouldn’t any child feel crummy,
With loud explosions in her tummy?