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T stands for Termites Turtles and Toucans.

The Termite.Some primal Termite knocked on wood      And tasted it,  and found it very good ! And that is why your cousin May Fell  through the floor today. (Ogden Nash).The Turtle.The Turtle lives twixt plated decks Which practically conceals it's sex,  I think it clever of the Turtle,In such a fix to be so fertile.     (Ogden Nash).

Mummy TURTLE swimming in the sea Probably hoping to meet up with one of her new born,

Newly hatched baby TURTLE heading for it's first swim in the sea.


There was a TOUCAN named TIKKIWho lived in a house that was leaky So he wore a rubber hat And in the rain he sat That silly old TOUCAN named TIKKI
My thanks to the Talented Denise for devising this Terrific  ABCWednesday. site,  Also thanks to the TenaciousRoger for all that he does too! Last but not least, the Thoughtful Team of helpers who lend their support by assisting Tirelessly  with the visits to each contributor. Best wishes one and all,  and in these Troubled Times. Stay Safe. Di. xx

R stands for Ruth.

The story of Ruth is one of my favourite books in The Old Testament. It gave me lots of pleasure reading it as a child. I was asked to memorise and read a text from it  in school assembly, when I was just about ten years old.
 It was something I've never forgotten and  the text stays within my heart even now. Ruth is a story of love and redemption and so easy for a child to understand. Here is a quick synopsis of the story, as I perceived it, when I was very young it.
 There was a place called Moab where there lived a family.  Elimelech, his wife Naomi and their two sons. They had fled there from Bethlehem, where there was war and famine.
 Sadly Elimelech died leaving Naomi and her two sons. Later the two sons married Orpah and Ruth.  Buttragically the two sons were killed in another war,  leaving two childless young widows;  They decided to stay with Naomi to look after her, which was a very kind thing to do. One day Naomi decide she would like to return  to the land of Moab, where …

Q stands for Ouaint and Quilp.

This Quirky house is for sale at a cool one million dollars (£795,000:00)

 It is in a village called Hertford apparently one of the most desirable and expensive place to live in the UK. It is said to be a Quaint Victorian Water Tower.

My next Q standsfor Daniel Quilp who is an evil little dwarf  in Charles Dickens' 'The Old Curiosity Shop'.

Quilp  lends money to Nell's grandfather, who has a gambling habit .  Nell is the main protagonist in the story and lives in the shop with her grandfather, who is struggling to raise her after her parents died. The reason why grandfather is gambling is so that he can leave Nell enough money to keep her after he's gone. Unfortunately he gambles all the money away and can't repay Quilp. So, he and Nell go on the run to escape the dwarf.Quilp attempts to find them but thankfully, is unsuccessful!  Later, Quilp is pursued by the Police, but he gets lost in the fog and drowns in the River Thames. This a brief synopsis of  one of Charl…