Recreation of James Mayhew’s Katie In London

Recreation of James Mayhew’s Katie In London


London seemed very big to Katie big
trains big buildings and big crowds she held on to Grandma with one hand and her little brother Jack with the other they all got on to a big red bus and set off
to see the sights but when they got off at Trafalgar Square
grandma was tired I’ll just have a little rest she on you to stay by that
lion then I’ll know where you are Katie climbed on to the big bronze lion
and pulled jack up after her as the Sun came out the Lions seemed to turn from
gray to gold do you mind said a very deep voice it
was the lion who said you could clamor all over me he asked we’re very sorry
said Katie grandma said to stay with you then I supposed you must side the lion
now what shall we do we wanted to see the sights but grandma
fell asleep said Katie can you take us oh yes please do set Jack the lion shook
his mane hold on tight he roared bounding out of Trafalgar Square my
goodness how people stared but the lion didn’t mind this is much better than
lying on that stone all day he said you have no idea how cold my tummy gets now
where shall we go you choose yelled Katie and Jack the lion took them to st.
Paul’s Cathedral first they gazed up at the enormous dome it makes me feel very
small set jack it makes me feel very dizzy laughed the lion but off we must
go is there still so much to see next the lion took Katie and Jack to an old
castle the Tower of London said the lion ghosts of kings and queens aunt the
towers Katie shivered and held on to Jack’s hand don’t worry they only come
out after midnight said the lion but you can see the jewels and crowns the crown
jewels were in a small special room it was quite a tight squeeze for the lion
the jewels sparkled like stars in a night sky but in all sorts of colors
green emeralds red rubies and blue sapphires
afterwards the lion pretended he was a ghost and chased Katie and Jack excuse
me called a man in an old-fashioned costume but you’re scaring my ravens
who’s he whispered Katie he’s a yeoman warder said the lion he
thinks that the towers will fall down if the Ravens leave I think it’s time to go
the lion decided to carry them across the river Thames they trotted on to
Tower Bridge and suddenly an alarm sounded and lights flashed a boat was
coming and the bridge was opening to let them through
stop yelled Katie but the lion didn’t stop he jumped but instead of landing on
the other side they landed on the boat they chucked along the river passing
great ships and going under dark bridges look that’s the Globe Theatre said the
lion Shakespeare wrote some fine plays that are performed there although very
few of them have lions in them what’s that big wheel over there asked jack it
must be the London Eye said Katie why don’t we go on it you don’t expect me to
go on that thing do you said the lion as they all jumped off the boat before the
lion could say another word Katie bustle dim on board the London Eye
slowly the wheel turned and they rose high above London the poor lion turned
rather pale and began to shape but soon he couldn’t help but enjoy the view he
pointed to Big Ben goodness it’s nearly 11 o’clock we must hurry as they came
down Big Ben chimes 11 times Katie and Jack jumped on the lion and they raced
across a bridge past the huge clock in the houses of parliament they hopped in
and out of queues of traffic passed taxis and red double-decker buses past
parks and grand buildings they could hear music and drums it’s the changing
of the guard said the lion follow me left right left right the lion marched
off behind the Guardsman in time to the music Katie and Jack followed all the
way to the gates of Buckingham Palace sorry said a policeman only Royal Guards
are allowed through here so Katie and Jack jumped up on the line
walked on past the ballast they hope to see a real prince or princess instead
they noticed a lot of flags and crests with lions on them the lion smiled armed
very well known by the royal family why is that asked Katie because the lion is
called the king of the beasts said the lion proudly and as they galloped away
perhaps they did catch a glimpse of someone waving from a palace window by
now the Lions paws were beginning to ache so they all went to sit in a leafy
Park the lion dangled his paws in a cool lake Jack bought a screams with his
pocket money delicious said the lion I love tutti
frutti how are your paws asked Katie rather sore admitted the lion I’m not
used to all this walking perhaps we can catch a bus back to Trafalgar Square a
policeman told him to catch a number 9 bus from Harrods the big department
store I wish I didn’t have to go back said the lion sadly don’t you like
Trafalgar Square asked Katie of course said the lion but I do get
such a very cold tummy lying on the stone all the time
Jack whispered in Katie’s year and they both smiled they went inside Harrods and
came out a few minutes later with a small parcel then they jumped on the bus
and traveled back to Trafalgar Square this is for you said Jack handing the
parcel from Harrods to the lion we bought it with the last of our pocket
money the lion unwrapped it and laugh ha ha it’s a woolly blanket it’s to keep
your tummy warm said Katie how kind you are sighed the lion thanks for showing
us London said Jack next time I’ll even show you more said
the lion then Katie saw grama was waking up the lion hopped on his stone and kept
very still and as the Sun went in he turned from
gold to gray hello you too said grandma shall we go up and see the sights now Oh
said Katie I’m much too tired I need a rest said Jack and they both flopped
down on a bench and fell asleep starring Katie
Katie and Jack as Jack and gramma as the Grandma and Grandpa as the
policemen and stuff lion as our Trafalgar line

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