Thomas Thomason thinks that he is very unlucky to have Tamara Thomason for his sister but he just doesn’t know how bad it could be.
‘Erbert Anderson has a sister and his sister is another Umbrella Girl. Her name is ‘Elspeth.
The Umbrella Girls just cannot be separated from their umbrellas.
Elspeth has a much nastier personality than Tamara and Elspeth uses her Brolly to whack ‘Erbert over the head.
At least Tamara only uses her umbrella for dancing. Thomas has included her Picnic Dance in his new SPECTACULAR.
Tom wrote it after the 3 Ice Bears almost let Trouble loose in Triflora. Then he decided to create a few more dances about things that had been happening in Triflora.
THOMAS IN THE STARRING ROLE AS THE WHITE PEACOCK.
The T.T. DANCERS AND MUSICIANS.
NEW DANCES CREATED BY THOMAS THOMASON FOR HIS BEARS ON ICE SPECTACULAR.
BEARS ON ICE.
Chantelle Oiseau is dancing the part of Little Louette. There was NO Little Louette on the ice with the bears but Thomas doesn’t let that stop him.
He calls it ARTISTIC LICENCE. That means he can say someone was there when they were not there at all.
Artistic Licence means that Thomas can say someone was not there when they were.
Marsha May McNeil was there on the Ice and she was a great help but Thomas doesn’t like Marsha May McNeil very much so he doesn’t mention her at all.
He just talks about Chantelle Oiseau. Chantelle will be dancing on ice for the Spectacular. I must admit that she is rather good at it. She can even dance on thin ice. Without crashing through into deep dark waters. Not everyone could do that !
Thomas Thomason puts a lot of thought into his dances. He lives in a white house with white tiled floors. He dances whenever he moves. Sometimes he sits on the White Wall which overlooks Triple Bay and breathes in the perfume of the Gardens and just dreams of the next dance.
He is quite happy thinking about dances and the costumes.
He is quite happy thinking about the costumes and props.
But he is not so happy when he is thinking about the Dancers he will need.
Thomas has a very good relationship with his feet but he doesn’t handle other people very well at all. That could be a problem with a Dance Spectacular as big as this one.
The Pixies are writing the invitations and making the posters. They twinkle and sparkle and get on well with T.T. because they dance almost everywhere they go.
They fly and laugh and have the most exquisite handwriting I have ever seen ( as well as a collection of Fonts bigger than Luc Devroye’s. )
One of the Dancers who worries Thomas is known by the name of Nimff. She worries Thomas because she will NOT dance with her clothes on. He has tried to tell her that his Dance is about ICE but Nimff doesn’t care.
Thomas asks Nimff to dance in his Spectacular because her dancing IS spectacular. He had a dress made for her that was so light it floated but she tore it off as she danced. She always did that.
Now, he has told her that she must stay behind the paper trees and have her long hair hanging way down past her bottom. Nimff is happy with that but Thomas Thomason is a little worried. All in all, he prefers Chantelle Oiseau but he needs a dancer to be Trouble and Nimff is certainly Trouble!
Mrs Thomason wove the spider silk into the dress for Nimff. She was not amused to see it all torn and thrown on the ground.
Mrs Thomason is a bit scarey when she is ‘not amused’. Nimff has not met her yet but I think Nimff is in for a shock.
Mrs T. wears a LOT of clothes. She has never ever been seen without clothes on. They say that she even has her bath with her clothes on.
I do not think she will be pleased with Nimff’s bare bottom.
Mrs Thomason spins the Yarn for all the Dance outfits so she is pretty busy at the moment. For such a mean tempered woman, she does make beautiful Yarn.
Thomas has sent Valentino to offer the Mincing Mice a part in his Dance Spectacular.
But they will not come out of their Hole.
“GET LOST, VALENTINO!
There is no way we are dancing on ice!”
We all know there were no mice on the ice but T.T. likes to have the Mincers do at least one dance. Not this time. Nothing will change their minds and they won’t come out of their hole.
The Little Thomasons think Tom is a bit of a twerp but they like dancing and they like music so he tries each new dance out on them. Sometimes they laugh. Sometimes they throw plates at him. Once, the littlest one vomited. Thomas reckons that if he can please his brothers and sisters, he can please anyone!
Tamara says that this will be the very best concert Thomas has put on – EVER. She has ice skates for her Umbrella Dance and she is looking for the Dancing, Singing Small Dog who saved the day. If she can’t find a dancing dog soon, she will have to find a dancer and dress them up in a dog’s outfit.
Thomas doesn’t like the idea of that but Tamara is getting sick of checking out dogs trying to dance.
For some reason, the little Thomasons think that Tamara is the greatest dancer in all of Triflora. They have never vomited when she is dancing. Thomas does not understand it at all !
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