Welcome to another series of short stories for kids – from Ireland’s Ballyyahoo.
There is lots of information and pictures about the nature of Ballyyahoo here – just click on the links in the story to find more.
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Daffo caught sight of a big display of crunchy vegetables outside Kelly’s shop and within seconds she was there.
Soon she had her head in the box and was munching away at the carrots.
Seanie Kelly had very carefully grown the carrots from his own seeds in his own vegetable plot.
When he saw what Daffo was doing his face went several shades of purple and his teeth were rattling with rage.
‘Getwawayoutadat ya big eejit of donkey!’ shouted Seanie.
Daffo took one look at Sean’s rattling teeth and set off galloping at an almighty pace.
She didn’t stop until she was outside the Garda station where she noticed a fine crop of juicy blackberries growing beside the door.
Inside the station Sergeant Sid was busy trying to invent a new law.
He couldn’t decide whether or not to make it against the law to wear a hat on a Saturday or on a Thursday.
He decided to take a breath of fresh air to help him decide.
Gerry came running round the corner just in time to see Daffo stretching up to get the blackberries from the top branch.
And just in time to meet Sergeant Sid as he opened the door to the station and saw Daffo – just as she was finishing off the last of the blackberries.
The very ones that he had planned on having baked into a big sugary pie – if he could persuade Maggie-Many-Cats to bake it for him.
‘Well, be the love of all things divine and holy! That eejit of a donkey’s gone an eaten all me blackberries,’ he howled.
Daffo just looked at him and grinned, with her big donkey teeth the colour of blackberries.
‘Right, let’s be having you, you’re under arrest for wilful theft, wilful robbery and wilful stealing.’
He grabbed Daffo by the reins and hauled her inside the station.
‘No! Let her go, Paddy Plant will pull the ears off me backwards if you arrest Daffo,’ shouted Gerry.
‘I might have known you’d be behind this outrage you eejit, Gerry Mac, get in here now and I’ll sort you out as well.
‘Please, Sergeant Sid, please let us go. Daffo didn’t do any harm it was just a few blackberries.’
‘Just a few blackberries! Just a few Blackberries!’
Gerry couldn’t have said anything worse if he’d tried.
Sergeant Sid was so mad his face was practically bubbling with the heat and there was hot air streaming out of his flaring nostrils.
‘Right, that’s enough lip out of you, get in here while I deal with you. I’m going to throw the book at you. The whole book! And nothing but the book. And, I’m talking about the big, huge giant one with all the laws of Ballyyahoo written in it.’
‘Aw Sergeant Sid, please it was just an accident.
‘No, t’wasn’t an accident at all. Nothing happens by accident when you’re around, young Gerry Mac, so whist up now while I get my book.’
Then he took a great big bunch of keys from behind his desk and locked Gerry and Daffo in the cell.
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SERGEANT SID LOCKED GERRY AND DAFFO IN THE CELL?
COME BACK SOON AND FIND OUT.