Chapter 2: A Girl Called Nikki [excerpt]
from The Story of When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish
© Dommy B, 2014

Nikki likes it best when her Mum is outside,
when not even Kitty's purr can be heard,
when Nikki is upstairs with her goldfish...

Great Bumbleduke the Third.

He's not a cat. He's not a bird.
He is Great Bumbleduke the Third.
He's not got feathers. He's not furred.
He is Great Bumbleduke the Third.

You speak to him and you'll be heard,
heard by Great Bumbleduke the Third.
He never interrupts one word.
He is Great Bumbleduke the Third.

He listens
and... listens
and... ... listens.

Nikki says no one listens better
than Great Bumbleduke the Third.