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Charlie the Cable Car Bell-Ringing Camel

"Caramba! The cable car bell ringing contest has already begun," called Bingo to Bubba.

"It looks like Charlie's turn!" Bubba clamored.

The Byrd siblings circled to the right, luckily finding an air current to coast quickly to Union Square.

Clang! Clang-clang-clang! Clang-ity, clang clang, clang clang! Clllllaaaaangggg! Clang!

The crowd roared their approval.

Charlie the Camel blushed a crimson red, as he clip-clopped down the cemented sidewalk to the contestants' corner.

"That was brilliantly cacophonous, Charlie!" exclaimed Bingo as she landed on his right shoulder.

"Awesome, Dude!" said Bubba. "That was mighty crisp and clear. We could hear it from above the Courtyard Hotel."

"Thank you, thank you," said Charlie, coyly covering his face with the charming beret that Agathe the Aardvark sent him from France. Bonne chance, mon ami, she wrote.

Minutes later the winners of the annual San Francisco Cable Car Bell-Ringing Contest were announced. Charlie was not crowned the champ. He was, however, given a special award for being the first Camelus Bactrianus to enter the competition.

Three cheers for Charlie!

C is the theme for week two of Round 22 of ABC Wednesday. Check it out here. Thank you much, ABCW team!


  1. Next year, Charlie, next year. :)

    1. Charlie's already practicing. He gave each of his family members industrial-strength earplugs.

  2. Replies
    1. Me, too. I've already got the next two in mind.

  3. Oooh ~ love Charlie ~ very creative and colorful!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    1. Thanks, Carol. He's a descendant of the camels that once lived in California during he mid-1800s.

  4. This was cute. Charlie is the best and let's see if he scolds the byrd siblings.

    1. Thanks, Birgit. Charlie didn't mind the Byrds were late for the event, being that Bingo and Bubba are always late.

  5. by the way, thank you for your sweet card and what was written. touched my heart

  6. Awww, I wanted Charlie to win! Such a cute story!

  7. lovely creatures... wonderful drawn also

    Have a splendid & ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / - week
    ♪ M e l o d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  8. Love the picture of Charlie. This story is so interesting. Can't wait for the next one.
    dropping by from ABCW

  9. Replies
    1. Thank goodness Charlie can't stand the smell and taste of cigarettes, unlike that other camel.

  10. oooooh, way so much fun!
    I sure remember those competitions . . . never saw a camel, though (giggle)

    1. Clang, clang, clangity-clang, clang, claaaaaaaaang!


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