|Ben and Sophie Series
|The real Ben and Sophie are friends of Tim and Charlie. Tim wanted to write a story about two kids working together and thought it would be a lot of fun for my main characters to be twins - one boy and one girl. So, Tim contacted Ben and Sophie's mom and asked her a few questions about what the real Ben and Sophie enjoyed doing.
Ben and Sophie's Fort was his first of the series. Then came the dragon and the pirate ship. Tim is currently working on another.
Ben and Sophie Say Hello came about after another friend made Sophie and Ben puppets. It just seemed appropriate that they introduce some of Tim's shows.
|Ben and Sophie's Pirate Ship by Tim Seston
While some children play inside when it pours
Sophie and Ben like to play out of doors.
So there the twins were pretending again,
Two swashbuckling pirates were Sophie and Ben.
Sophie jumped up on top of the wall.
“Ahoy brother Ben, it’s only a squall.
I think it will pass, we just have to wait.
You be the captain and I’ll be first mate.”
Sophie pretended that she’d lost a leg,
But had it replaced by a large wooden peg.
Ben wore a black patch to cover his eye,
That’s what pirates do, he didn’t know why.
The first passerby was out on a run.
“Come Sophie,” said Ben “Let’s go have some fun
You take the left side, I’ll seize the right flank.
Then we’ll have someone to make walk the plank.”
“Aargh,” Sophie said “That ship was too fast.
Before we were ready it sailed right on past.
But here comes another. Let’s cause a shipwreck.
We also need captives to help swab the deck.”
But then a big wind, with lots of force
Created huge waves and blew them off course.
“We’re taking in water. Ben, lower the sail.
Then toss me a bucket and I’ll start to bail.”
“It’s hopeless,” cried Ben. Abandon the ship.
We can’t save this boat. We’re not well equipped.”
“Quickly,” said Sophie. “Get on to this raft.”
They jumped off the wall and both the twins laughed.
Sophie and Ben were soaked through and through
Their jackets, their pants, their socks and their shoes.
“Come Sophie,” said Ben. Let’s go and get dry.”
“A splendid idea, yes captain, aye aye.”