Skulduggery Pleasant

15 Apr

Skulduggery’s afoot; can you hear him say,
Trouble’s abroad, that means TODAY.
It is time to get out there and face the Faceless Ones,
Skulduggery and friend, his best number one.


Skulduggery might be dead, no more than some bones,
Traipsing through of Dublin, appearing so alone
Until just when think that he has met his match (once again),
Out pops Valkyrie, saving him from an untimely end.


Derek Landy, a cabbage farmer by trade,
Was inspired to create this detective and aid,
While tending his crops in the field one day,
He shouted, ‘Eureka, I have it, I’m made!’


‘I won’t have to tend cabbages, no more,
Working the fields until my back is so sore,
Skulduggery and partner will give me it all,
Money and fame – I will have such a ball.’


So it’s goodbye from him, and adios from me,
He’s off to the bank and I’m off to a field,
Searching for inspiration, ideas of my own,
Like a Crazy-mad Detective with a sidekick called Bones.




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