I'm sure when they took my bits away they took my compass too, this isn't my fault. I always follow the dogs on their walks but I get distracted...and then I've gone a bit too far from home, at least a good league hence... and I've lost them...and I don't really know where I am...and I feel like a lost kitten again and I don't know what to do.
So I sit and wait until one of them comes to find me hours later because I've missed lunch and I never miss lunch or an afternoon in my basket, and it's getting dark and the rude wind's wild lament is doing that, and they walk along the lanes shouting 'Maggers' and 'Magpuss' (yes they do call me that) and I miaow from the hedge because I am just sitting there thinking, oh dear... fails my heart I know not how and I can go no longer, but I pretend I meant to be there all along and was just doing things.
Anyway it's alright now, I'm home in time to do this Wenceslas prize draw which is what I was most worried about.
'No,' I said as Bookhound carried me in the door, because why bother to mark my footsteps my good page tread thou in them boldly when there's the offer of a lift.
'No, I will eat that lovely pouch of Whiskas in gravy with swan plover lark something indeterminate and drink that dish of milk later, first I must do my duty,'
And so the winners of a copy of Wenceslas by Carol Ann Duffy are...
26 2 34 60 8
Random numbers generated Dec 2 2012 at 10:59:50 by www.psychicscience.org
2 ~ Nancy
8 ~ Carol Norton
26 ~ Lesley-Ann
34 ~ Liz F
60 ~ Marilyn
Congratulations everyone, thank you for entering and thank you to Pi-cat-dor for the books. Check it's really you here and if you could send your addresses to dovegreyreader at gmaildot com subject line I'M A WINNER or some such, King Wenceslas and all that poetic crusty goodness will be dropping through your catflap letterbox with haste.
Happy Advent everyone.