Brolly had a shop. He made umbrellas. Brolly umbrellas were very
wide. They had short, stumpy handles.
One day, a
new shop opened up across the street. The sign said, "BUMBERSHOOT
UMBRELLAS". It showed a picture of a very narrow umbrella
with a long, skinny handle.
marched across the street. "Now see here," he said.
"People in this town are perfectly happy with Brolly umbrellas.
No one needs silly, narrow umbrellas with long, skinny handles.
You will have to go."
not go," said Mr. Bumbershoot.
is war," said Mr. Brolly. He got his blunderbuss. He loaded
it with gumballs. He went out and waited for Mr. Bumbershoot to
come out of his shop.
As soon as
Mr. Bumbershoot appeared, Mr. Brolly fired. KABLAM!! "Go
away!" he yelled. "There is only room for one
umbrella shop in this town!"