Short stories featuring musical instruments and those who play them!
‘Sold to the lady in the ravishing red dress’ Archibald the Auctioneer shouted as he slammed down his gavel, narrowly missing the delicate antique teapot which had just sold for a considerable amount of money.
He was a flamboyant character. Some turned up just to watch him perform! His quips, his flowery descriptions, his amusingly sarcastic remarks were priceless!
With another successful sale over, he packed his briefcase and popped his precious antique gavel into his pocket.
That wasn’t the only thing he was known for. Now and again he hosted ‘Amble Bay’s Got Talent’ at the village hall!
Some tried to sing, some clumsily performed magic tricks, others tripped over their performing dogs. But the highlight of the evening was always Archibald’s Musical Finale.
He played the xylophone. He was good at it, too. He tippety-tippety-tippety tapped two or three tunes before arriving at the point they’d all been waiting for.
He cast aside his mallets, then reached inside his pocket and drew out his precious antique gavel. The audience cheered as he held it aloft!
“All together now” he bellowed as he started playing and singing his signature tune … ‘If I Had a Hammer’!
Everybody loves Archibald the Auctioneer!
Incase you’ve forgotten it, here’s the original version of If I Had a Hammer by Trini Lopez from 1963!
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