Byron the Elf: Time now for another visit with

S.L.: Hello, boys and girls! Today we're going to hear the story I call, "Herbie Franklin, the Rat."

(SFX: Music Box)

S.L.: Once upon a time, there was a lovely, nice Story Lady, who used to go out with a rat named Herbie Franklin. And one night when Herbie Franklin came by to pick The Story Lady up for a date, she found lipstick on the dirty creep's collar, and told him that he...

B: Story Lady, I think you should leave your personal problems at home, don't you? (SFX: Music box slows to a stop.)

S.L.: Listen, I just want everybody to know about this lousy creep, and I'll be very happy if I never see that...

B:Story Lady, I really don't think the boys and girls are interested in Herbie Franklin.

S.L.: Oh, well, they couldn't be less interested than I am!

B: Why don't you just tell us about The Frog Prince?

S.L.: Um, all right. Once upon a time there was a...

Off-stage Voice: Phone call for The Story Lady!

S.L. (Excitedly): It's Herbie! Finish up for me, Byron!

(SFX: Running footsteps and door slam.)

B: Thank you, Story Lady. Be with us next time, boys and girls, when The Story Lady will tells us how to clean a chicken.

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