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Talk for Writing- The Magic Porridge Pot

The Magic Porridge Pot

 

Once, not twice, but once upon a time, there was a little girl called Poppy who lived with her poor old mother.

Early one morning, she was walking in the woods when she helped an old lady carry her bags home.

So, the kind old lady gave her a magic porridge pot.

‘Say these words and it will give you hot porridge… cook pot cook! Now we take a look. Full of yummy porridge now, cook pot cook!’

‘But once you have eaten enough, say, Stop pot stop or you’re going to pop! No more yummy porridge now. Stop pot stop!’

‘If you don’t say this, it will carry on cooking’.

 

Poppy ran home and showed her mother.

She put the pot on the table and chanted ‘Cook pot cook! Now we take a look. Full of yummy porridge now, cook pot cook!’

Poppy chanted, ‘Stop pot stop or you’re going to pop! No more yummy porridge now, Stop pot stop!’

And the porridge stopped cooking.

 

One day Poppy visiting her grandma when her mother felt hungry.

Her mother chanted ‘Cook pot cook! Now we take a look. Full of yummy porridge now, cook pot cook!’

Soon the pot was full of sweet porridge as hot as boiling soup. Unfortunately, she could not remember the words to make the pot stop!

Oh dear, there was porridge, porridge everywhere-

The porridge poured- out of the pot, onto the floor, up the stairs and out of the door- into the rooms and down the lane until there was porridge, porridge everywhere.

 

When Poppy came back she shouted out, ‘Stop pot stop or you’re going to pop! No more yummy porridge now, Stop pot stop!’

Luckily, the pot stopped.

After that, everyone had to eat porridge for a whole month and they lived happily ever after!

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