STORY: THE GIRRAFE AND THE PELLY AND ME
AUTHOR: ROALD DAHL
Billy is a small boy who dreams of turning an old house near his home to the finest sweet shop in the world. One day, the main window of the house said:”FOR SALE”. Billy wondered what will happen next. A couple of days later, the writing on that same window was changed. It said:”SOLD”.
The very next day, there was a whole bunch of complicated words Billy can’t understand. Also, the front door was replaced (it was twice the size of the old one). Just then, things started falling down an upstairs window. Some of the stuff was a toilet, a king-sized bed, a rocking horse, and god knows what other stuff was in there.
After that, the upstairs window opened, and a head of a giraffe came out. Then another window opened and a pelican appeared! The final window opened and a monkey with a long tail showed up. They met each other and the monkey sang a song. Billy discovered that these animals were starving, and used all their money to buy the house!
Later, a big Rolls Royce pulled up in front of the house. The driver emerged from the car and had a letter on his hands. He said it was from the Duke of Hampshire. He said it was to the Ladderless Window Cleaning Company (which was them). They read the letter. it said that the duke was looking for a window cleaning company for several years and he wants to invite the company to his house to clean his windows.
The next day, the went to the duke’s house. The duke told them that there about 200 windows to be cleaned. He also told them that he has the right kind of food for each one of the starving animals. Next, they got on with their work. The giraffe was a ladder, the pelican was the bucket, and the monkey was the cleaner. They later finished the job.
After they finished, Billy told the duke about his dream. Then, the duke asked the animals if they wanted the house. The animals didn’t want it, and they didn’t charge the duke a penny. They later owned the house and they turned it into a marvellous, world-class sweetshop that has different sweets from around the globe.