On the day before Halloween,
Sir Chocolate was really busy,
Making candy and chocolate treats,
So fast it would make you dizzy.
Edible spiders and caterpillars,
A set of shortbread fingers,
His gingerbread tombstones
with a spicy smell that lingers.
His warehouse was completely full
with every kind of treat and snack,
Jelly bones and bloodshot eyeballs,
All piled up high in a stack.
That night Sir Chocolate felt weary,
As into bed he did climb,
Only one more day to go,
Until trick or treating time.
The next day poor Sir Chocolate
was awakened by a shout,
His warehouse had been raided,
By some mean and thieving lout.
Sir Chocolate was devastated,
His hard work was all gone,
Except for one shiny bat wing,
That on the empty floor shone.
Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet
Searched from low to right up high,
Not one single clue was found
So they gave up with a sigh.
The Halloween candy was stolen,
The children’s fun would be spoiled,
It was a very sad thing after
our friends had worked and toiled.
Lady Sweet suddenly had an idea,
They could visit the three witches,
Hear No Evil, say No Evil and Do No Evil,
Might know who stole these riches.
The witches lived in a forest glade,
Their advice was always right,
Our pair set off to find them,
Soon their hat cottage was in sight.
The witches were expecting them,
and sat waiting on their porch,
Their ogre servant was so excited,
His single eye glowed like a torch.
The Candy Dragon is the culprit,
He loves to horde candy treasure,
He keeps it hidden in his home,
Where he can gloat over it at leisure.
Sir Chocolate set off to find him,
In his hide-away on the Chocolate Hill,
When they finally arrived there,
Everything was quiet and still.
The Candy Dragon soon appeared,
Looking more sheepish than scary,
He knew he had been naughty and
of Sir Chocolate’s reaction was leery.
Sir Chocolate made a smart suggestion,
As the dragon was really tearful,
He could go trick or treating with the children,
The thought made them both feel cheerful.
The Candy Dragon was agreeable,
To returning all the stolen candy,
Instead he would go trick or treating,
With a small girl by the name of Mandy.
He would get a collection of sweeties,
And in the processes make a friend,
A great idea of Sir Chocolate who
knows how the rules to bend.
The goodies were all brought back,
and each villager got a share,
There was plenty of candy to go round,
The distribution was most fair.
Later that night all the children,
Visited each house on every street,
Knocking on doors and getting sweets,
Nothing Halloween’s Eve can beat.
The dragon enjoyed himself hugely,
As at each house they all did call,
Sharing candy with his new friends,
Was the nicest thing of all.
About the author
Robbie Cheadle was born in London in the United Kingdom. Her father died when she was three months old and her mother immigrated to South Africa with her tiny baby girl. Robbie has lived in Johannesburg, George and Cape Town in South Africa and attended fourteen different schools. This gave her lots of opportunities to meet new people and learn lots of social skills as she was frequently “the new girl”.
Robbie is a qualified Chartered Accountant and specialises in corporate finance with a specific interest in listed entities and stock markets. Robbie has written a number of publications on listing equities and debt instruments in Africa and foreign direct investment into Africa.
Robbie is married to Terence Cheadle and they have two lovely boys, Gregory and Michael. Michael (aged 11) is the co-author of the Sir Chocolate series of books and attends school in Johannesburg. Gregory (aged 14) is an avid reader and assists Robbie and Michael with filming and editing their YouTube videos and editing their books.
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