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Bixley Baines and the Beehive Fence

Bixley Baines lived by the sea.  He liked to knit socks.

 

Every morning Bixley turned on his computer, made a cup of tea and walked to the beach to say ‘G’day’ to the penguins. 

 

One morning when Bixley returned from the beach, he heard his computer beeping.  He had a new message.

 

It was from his cousin Lucie. Lucie lived on a farm.

 

Dear Bixley, I need your help.  Please come.  Your cousin, Lucie

 

Lucie's farm was far away.  Bixley washed his tea cup.  He quickly packed his knapsack and set off for Lucie's farm.

Bixley Baines and the Little Sweaters

Bixley Baines lived by the sea. He liked to knit socks.

 

Every morning Bixley put down his knitting, turned on his computer, made a cup of tea and walked to the beach to say ‘G’day’ to the penguins. 

 

Bixley like to watch the penguins wake up and waddle down the beach.

One little penguin was always the last one in the water.

 

Bixley sipped his tea and watched the penguins swim out to sea.

 

Every evening, Bixley put down his knitting, made a cup of tea and walked back to the beach to watch the penguins come home. One by one the penguins came in, shook off the sea water, and waddled to their burrows for the night. When the last little penguin was safely in his burrow, Bixley walked home.

 

But one evening, when Bixley made his cup of tea and walked down to the beach to watch for the penguins, there were no penguins coming ashore.  Bixley sipped his tea and waited. 

 

He waited and waited...

Illustration Brooke Connor

Illustration Adrienne Oaks