Henry Gets Stuck

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know.  Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry! 

And this Henry loved mice. Well, not all mice but he was very good friends with one mouse in particular, a field mouse whose name was Timmy.

In fact, Henry and Timmy were best friends and had been ever since they were little. Henry and Timmy lived right next to each other and had been playing together since the time they were born. Everywhere Henry went, Timmy was never far behind and they played from the time the sun came up until it was dark.

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Henry Visits Antarctica

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know.   Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry!

And this Henry liked to have time alone.   It wasn’t that he didn’t like other ducks, he just really enjoyed the peace and quiet of being alone.

Henry had often daydreamed about visiting Antarctica because he was sure that he’d get lots of time to himself in such a remote place.   The problem was, ducks weren’t made for cold weather.   Henry hadn’t ever seen snow because every year he flew north to get away from the cold and Antarctica was a far colder place than Tasmania (where Henry lived).   So you can imagine Henry’s delight when he was walking through the park one day and found a very thick, woolly coat lying on the ground.  

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Henry Heads the Wrong Way

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know.   Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry!

And this Henry lived in Australia.

Henry was very excited because it was almost winter and all the ducks were getting ready to fly somewhere warmer.   It was going to be Henry’s first long flight and he couldn’t wait to get going.   Henry already knew about ducks flying south for the winter, because he’d watched a television show about it once.   There was a shop near the fountain Henry loved to play in that had Televisions in its front window and one time, Henry had watched a show all about ducks.   Henry had learned all sorts of things from the show, things that even he hadn’t known and he was a duck.

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Henry Saves the Queen

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know.  Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry!

 And this Henry lived right next to a very beautiful palace.

Henry knew that inside the palace walls, was a magnificent lake, surrounded by lovely gardens.  The trouble was there were signs all around the lake which said “No Ducks Allowed.”

If a duck pretended they couldn’t read the signs and landed on the lake, they were quickly caught and thrown out of the grounds.  So Henry had never ever landed on the lake.

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Delays

Sorry for the delay in stories this week, I’ve had too many evening meetings to be able to write any more stories (well I’ve done one but it’s in it’s 4th draft and still not ready to post – I may need to leave it and come back to it). I think the next post will likely be on Sunday afternoon.

Henry Meets the Queen

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know. Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry!

 And this Henry didn’t have many friends. Well actually, he didn’t have any friends.

Henry liked to pretend he had friends, by swimming quite close to the other ducks on the pond. But even when Henry was surrounded by other ducks, he still felt very lonely.

For some strange reason, none of the other ducks ever wanted to play with Henry. They didn’t mind him hanging around, but they never invited Henry to join them when they went off to do other things.

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Henry Gets Lost in Africa

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know. Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry! 

And this Henry got very, very lost.

Henry had been on his way from Brazil to the Bahamas when he’d flown into the worst storm he’d ever encountered. For three whole days Henry had been blown off course by fierce winds and driving rain, so when the wind finally stopped he had no idea where he was. Henry didn’t recognize anything. Even when he flew as high as he could, there was nothing familiar that Henry could see and so finally, Henry found a safe spot to rest and went to sleep.

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A Very Strong Henry

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know. Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry! 

And this Henry liked to lift weights.

Henry wasn’t really sure WHY he liked to lift weights, he just wanted to be strong. He dreamed of being the strongest duck that ever lived.

Right from an early age Henry had loved to lift rocks and carry them around. He soon learned that the longer he carried a rock around the easier it became to lift, so he started to carry bigger and bigger rocks.

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Henry the Super Duck

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know. Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry! 

And this Henry had always wanted to be a Superhero.

Ever since the day Henry had sneaked into the cinema to watch Superman, he’d dreamed of somehow saving the world. He’d dreamed of being famous, he’d dreamed of having thousands of adoring fans.

But it was all just a dream, because Henry was about the weakest duck he knew. Even some of the ducklings seemed to be stronger than Henry. He wasn’t the fastest swimmer, he wasn’t the fastest flyer, he wasn’t really the best at anything. In fact, truth be told, Henry was the smallest, weakest and slowest duck on the whole lake.

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Henry: The Duck who Wanted to be a Chicken

Every story needs a good beginninghis is the story of Henry the duck, but it’s a different Henry to the Henry you might know. Because, not everybody knows this, but just about every duck is called Henry! 

And this Henry wished that he was a chicken.

Ever since he was young, Henry had wanted to be a chicken. He didn’t like being a duck, he thought ducks were boring, but the idea of being a chicken always seemed so exciting to Henry.

Henry had even stopped quacking and had taught himself how to ‘cluck’ and make chicken noises.

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