Stuffed Tiger: £3
It was displayed on the very first stall as Ted entered the car boot sale (why is it called ‘car boot’ when absolutely nobody sells from their boot, and the whole car, not just the boot, holds all their junk?).
“How much for the tiger?” asked Ted. “Three quid,” replied the man, who was with his wife. “Hmmm…,” said Ted, and walked on.
A minute or two later, Ted realised that he had been an idiot. Never again would he see such a magnificent beast. He rushed back and said, “OK, I’ll give you three quid for it,” and handed over the spondulicks.
All of Ted’s animals are working animals, and this felid will have the honoured duty of preventing one of his downstairs doors from banging shut when the window is open and the wind is blowing.
Two Roald Dahl Books: 25p each
The first book comprises Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Great Glass Elevator.
The second one is about two horrible people – Mr & Mrs Twit – who get their comeuppance from four badly-treated monkeys and a large bird. It’s a jolly good fun read.
Big Blue Box of K’Nex: £10
Ted pounced on this as the lady put it out, and she (quite rightly) wouldn’t drop the price so early on. Ted decided to grab the box rather than risk missing out on it, especially since there doesn’t seem to be much K’Nex on sale at the moment.