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DANCING SHOES

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Raymond is extremely busy today. He has been busy for weeks and weeks. He is the Shoemaker. The Maker of the Dancing Shoes. He does have helpers but he is the Expert.

Raymond is the only one who can make dancing shoes from the petals of flowers.

No wonder the Flower Children just love him.

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Raymond worries a lot. It seems to be the way he was made. A worrier.

He worries because he likes his shoes to be totally perfect.

He doesn’t worry about the weather or getting sick. He doesn’t worry about all the things that other people worry about.

He just worries about his shoes. He made the ballet shoes for Gert Gumnut.

He made the shoes for the Flower Children.

He made a lot of shoes for this party and there are 3 pairs still sitting on his bench. That has him VERY worried.  The dancing is already happening and MummaKate, MummaJo and Cassandra Prophetess o’Doom are still not here.

They were in the Dragon Kitchen all day cooking some very fine food. Then they went off to get dressed for the Dancing and they haven’t been seen since.

AHA! There they are ! In a balloon. Raymond is very pleased to see them coming in for a landing. Three pairs of shoes for 3 Ladies. Phew!

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RAYMOND’S SHOES.

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The Flower Children’s shoes are Raymond’s most sensational creations.

Made from petals and blossoms, they are even softly scented with an individual perfume for each Flower Child.

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Raymond has a range of fancy shoes for clowns and harlequins. He has the best PomPom maker in Triflora and Raymond’s Shoes are the only place to find the curled toes shoes so popular today.

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Raymond knows Clowns and Harlequins dance in very strange ways and don’t take very good care of their shoes so he makes their shoes out of the strongest material in Triflora.  He brings in the bark from the Cobbler Tree in the Unbearable Forest. As you know that’s a very dangerous place to go. Then he brings the Bark back to his Place and boils it for 2 days and 3 nights.

When it is boiled, he takes his Scissors and cuts the shape of the Clown Shoes. That’s when he asks his brother, Patrick, for help. Patrick eats a lot and was once a Clown himself. He knows what a perfect dancing shoe needs to be like. Patrick puts his lips together and blows 1 –2 –3 breaths on the cutout bark and – Kazooom. The bark squirms and shrugs and opens up into a grand pair of shoes.

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Raymond does NOT make “ silly shoes”.

He likes a proper dancing shoe.

He does not like people in dresses you can almost see through and he does not make SANDALS – at all.

If you want a pair of those thin, wrap around sandals – do not come to Raymond’s.

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RAYMOND’S POINTY SHINY DANCING SHOES

RAYMOND’S SHOES FOR JOLLY MEN.

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RAYMOND’S SHOES FOR DANCING AND MARCHING UP AND DOWN HILLS.

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARDS IN A PAIR OF RAYMOND’S DANCING SHOES.