Drumcondra National School, 4th, 5th and 6th Class, 26 January 2016
It was Colm’s first time on an aeroplane, but he didn’t know he was on a plane. It was a dark dark night. Colm was at the window seat, but was too tall to fit in the aeroplane properly.
Sylvia the medic, who was in the seat next to him - seat 47 - turned to him and said “Are you okay?”
“I’m a giraffe,” said Colm.
“You are very tall,” exclaimed Sylvia.
The air hostess was walking past and Sylvia said to her, “Excuse me, he’s a giraffe and he’s too big to fit in the aeroplane.”
“We need to get him to a medic,” said the air hostess.
Colm said, “It’s okay, it’s okay! I’ll call my friend for help.”
“But we’re on a plane, sir,” said the air hostess. “There’s no signal!”
“I’m on a plane?! I thought I was on a bus!” said Colm.
“How did you get through security?” asked the air hostess. “We’ll be arriving in Kenya in five minutes.”
Colm fainted from shock after looking out the window. Sylvia took him to the hold to operate on him. He regained consciousness and Sylvia left him to rest.
Colm heard a noise coming from a suitcase. Bob the munchkin stumbled out and said, “Do you have any pickle worms? Are we there yet?”
“Are you really a munchkin?” Colm said.
“Are you really a giraffe?” Bob replied.
“I’ve always wanted a munchkin,” said Colm.
Bob said “Oh really? I’m not a munchkin. I’m just a really small guy with a belly as round as a cherry.”
Then Bob ran out of the back of the hold, shouting, “You’ll never catch me!”...