Supertramp: Goodbye Stranger
Was late in the evening yesterday
We were telling scary tales
Then we heard a noise in the kid’s room
And we went in without fail!
There’s a shadow at the window
And a sound upon the roof
There’s no such thing as a monster
There’s no reason to poof!
Now I believe in what you say,
That monsters don’t exist
But there’s a shadow at the window,
And I’m not sure what it is
Like the start of a new era,
No idea of what’s to come,
But we have had some clues,
And we do know where they’re from
And still we have to wonder
What we always knew
Are we meeting some new friends now?
Are the rumors really true?
Hello Iggy, Ora Z
Welcome to the menagerie!
Nice to see you,
Are you friends?
Are we gonna meet again?
What new stories will there be?
What will Georgia
Let us see?
How soon can we all greet?
Not strangers, but friends,
We’ve yet to meet!
Meanwhile, Back on the Nile
At the Palace Lounge
Beatrixia: I’ve found a treasure trove of spooky stories in the 808 section in the Very Good Library.
Lupinium: Ooh, I love a good scary story. Can we hear one?
Bea: I think we have time before dinner for one story. Here is a famous one: The Zoomie Apocalypse.
One day the Grand Vizier of an ancient country woke up from a long nap feeling refreshed and hungry.
“I think I’ll go to the Royal Kitchen and ask the Chef for a snack,” He said to himself.
Then he decided he was so hungry he would run to the kitchen instead of walking. As he ran, he found he enjoyed running to and fro, eventually ending up in the Artisans’ fabric room.
“Why did everything go dark?” he wondered. Meanwhile, the Royal Seamstress and the Royal Sculptress watched as their fabric went running through the hallway.
“Was that a ghost?” asked the Sculptress. “No,” the Seamstress replied, “That was a zoomie. We’ll have to catch it before it makes off with the fabric we worked so hard to make.”
So off they ran. Soon the all found themselves in the Royal Scribes’ office. With a massive poof, the scribe gave chase. Soon everyone in the palace was zooming, until they ended up in the Royal Dining Room
Puckmosis: What happened then?
Bea: You’ll find out.
Thomios: Dinner is served!
Prayers and purrayers for you and your family.
Performed by Fanny Brice and Barbra Streisand: Second Hand Rose
In a town from nowhere,
Stands a cat saloon
Where we go to gamble,
Staying up ’til noon!
One day came a stranger,
Missing his right paw,
Like a mean outlaw!
Acting innocent I tried to lie low,
But a spectral paw appeared, and now they know!
No matter what may
Even with a paw real supernatural
I can’t help grinning, so irrational!
Second hand hand,
It may be something so grand,
A story dark and scary, it is true
Sitting ’round the space heater, you just never know what,
You may be sleeping soundly then a paw will go swat!
I have the spectral paw,
And now the story ends,
With wrestling my best friend!
Well done, you!
Tabith-Isis: Welcome, one and all to the opening game of the National Paw Ball League. Our two teams facing off will be the Punn State Mountain Lions and the North and South Wildcats. I have here as my guest announcer Wicket, coach of the Owl Temple Basketball team. Wicket, it’s good to see you.
Wicket: Thank you, T. And I’d like to give a shout-out to my good friend Lupinium, my favorite 1-on-1 player. I understand his Advanced Tumbling class will be providing the halftime program.
Tabith-Isis: That’s right. He is partnering with Clawson Crackle with the Crinkly Crabs percussion team and our own Serfig-Aro’s 76 and More Marching Band. And now here’s the coin toss.
Referee: North and South has won the toss. They have elected to kick.
Tabith-Isis: And the Wildcat’s kicker Ty Margay, kicks the ball. Calvin Caracal catches it. He is stopped at the 30 cubit line for a run of 20 cubits. The Mountain Lions have the ball first and 10.
Wicket: Looks like the start of a very exciting game.
Performed by the Classics IV and Others: Spooky
Late in the evening when everyone is feeling kind of wary,
We gather around the heater and tell stories that are awfully scary,
Just when Bea’s questions interrupt Elvis’ story,
He quickly changes it, and tells it in all glory!
We love these cats like crazy, even when it gets spooky, too!
The flashlights add their bit to the spooky atmospherics,
And maybe unseen there is Tillie and her fellow spirits,
And what is that commotion in the nursery, now?
Are the kids alright? And is Lupin around?
Adventures await now that it’s the month of October!
Scary stories, a purple room, so many happenings all over!
What lies in store remains to be seen,
Can hardly wait,
You have done a beautiful thing.
Now I want some black licorice.