Little Thomas

Job #2785

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Job # 2785 Little Thomas

Posted Date
Jan 25, 2007 @ 16:13
Respond By
Feb 7, 2007
Word Count
English (British)
Age Range

Job Description

I am a student in England doing Animation. I'm coming up to my Final Major Project in the next few weeks and I will be creating an Animation in 3D interpreting a childrens' poem from the 30s named "Little Thomas". It comes from a famous anthology named "Beastly Boys and Ghasty Girls", which was banned in schools for its political incorrectness. As I'm a student, I won't be publishing or making any money out of the project other than for educational use and promotion on the internet in order to help me land a job when I leave university. Because of this, and the inevitable student money problem, I am going to have to put my budget below $100.

For the poem I need a narrator who will read the poem out. I'll also need them to attempt to pull off that late 50s British documentary voice if they can. The narrator can be male or female, I think it might be nice either way. Here is the poem:

Thomas was a little glutton who took four times beef or mutton, then undid a lower button and consumed plum duff.

And when he could scarecely swallow asked if there was more to follow, as he'd still a tiny hollow that he'd like to stuff.

He was told: "You won't get thinner while you will eat so much dinner; If you don't take care, some inner part of you will burst."

He replied: "What does it matter even if I do get fatter? Put more pudding on my platter: Let it do its worst."

Then one day, and little wonder, There was a report like thunder: doors and windows flew asunder, And the cat had fits.

As his anxious friends foreboded, dangerously overloaded Thomas had at length exploded, and was blown to bits.

His old nurse cried much disgusted, "There, just when I’ve swept and dusted, Drat the boy! He’s gone and busted, making such a mess";

While the painful task of peeling Thomas off the walls and ceiling gave his family a feeling of sincere distress.

When a boy who so obese is, scatters into tiny pieces, and the cause of his decease is having over-dined.

It is hard to send a version of the facts of his dispersion to the papers for insertion, that will be refined.

Any sorrowing relation asked for an elucidation of the awful detonation was obliged to say:

"Germans have not been to bomb us: it was only little Thomas, who alas, departed from us in that noisy way."

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