Hired Boy [who was recently knighted by the king]
Wife [the innkeeper's wife, that is]
Sound 1 [the sound of sword-play]
Sound 2 [???]
Sound 3 [the sound of bodies falling]
(In the inn the innkeeper and his wife say good-bye to the King, hired boy, and the attendant.)
INNKEEPER: Hope you come again.
WIFE: Good luck and good-bye.
(King, attendant, and hired boy get on horses and ride.)
KING: Isn't this fun, Knight Stupendous?
HIRED BOY: It is very very fun!
ATTENDANT: I like the horses myself. Giddy up horsey!
(As they ride along hired boy sees a fierce tribe of Indians.)
HIRED BOY: Danger! There is a fierce tribe of Indians!
INDIANS: We gonna get 'em!
KING: Call the knights!
ATTENDANT: Sire! I'll call them.
(The knights come and help kill the Indians and hired boy kills a lot of them.)
KNIGHTS: We are knights and we will kill the Indians!
FIRST KNIGHT: Hey sonny. Let's share this sword.
KING: No! No!
ATTENDANT: Too late to stop them.
SOUND 1: T-T-T-T-T-T-T.
HIRED BOY: Those Indians swords are strong! Hey! I killed a lot of Indians!
KING: Hey! We got them!
ATTENDANT: Almost, sire.
SOUND 2: PP,PP,PP,PP,PP,PP.
(The knights and hired boy had killed all the Indians.)
SOUND 3: BB!
ATTENDANT: Yippie! We did it, sire!
KING: Knight Stupendous and the knights did it. Especially Knight Stupendous. Stupendous one. You'll become a knight of the palace. I will give you a sword of gold when we get to the palace.
HIRED BOY: Thank you, sire.
(They ride to the palace and enter the palace where the king's wife, the queen, was sitting on a throne.)
QUEEN: Welcome back, husband.
KING: And this little boy killed a lot of Indians.
QUEEN: No wonder the knights were out.
KING: At least we are back together again.
George Chadderdon, c. 3rd Grade