arrives on a beach in the land of S. She hears some music starting up
and a fisherman comes in and starts singing as she rushes to hid in
Captain of a clipper.
been splicing the old mainbrace
since I was a nipper.
I was in a shipwreck
how the waves did roar!
grabbed hold of a bar of soap
washed myself ashore!
sea dogs use a telescope;
what they put their eyes on.
prefers a little brush
sweeping the horizon!
wonders whether the fisherman is T-Bag in disguise, so she watches him
for a little while longer. He catches a skate and a sock. Debbie decides
that he can't be T-Bag because he is too daft. He sings the chorus to
his song again, and then catches his fishing hook on the back of his
coat as he is casting his line.
comes and sits beside him. He regails her with one of his adventure
about when he went after the great speckled whale, Spotted Dick. He
tells her that they ran into a terrible storm with fork lightning and
knife lightning. He tells her that the rocks tore a hole in his ship
and the water came pouring in, so he drilled another one to let it all
back out again, but they sank nevertheless. They were shipwrecked for
twenty nine days and only had a tin of sardines to live on. On the thirtieth
day, they fell off.
then gets a bite on his fishing line and reels it in. It is the letter
S, but he throws it back. Debbie is dismayed and tells Skipper that
he must get it back.
Skipper tells her that they must go to the bottom of the sea to get
it. Debbie asks how they are going to breathe. Skipper tells her that
since it is a game, they can do anything. They take off their shoes
and socks, and go down to the bottom of the sea.
is drinking loads of cups of tea in quick succession. She then looks
in her saucer at the beach, and sees that Debbie isn't there. She then
notices her shoes left on the bench on the beach and realises that she
must be under the sea. She looks under the sea with her saucer, and
sees Seraphina the Seasprite sitting on a rock and admiring herself
in a hand mirror. She has the golden "S" around her neck on
seasprite pearched upon the rocks,
comb her soft and silky locks.
thank king Neptune she's not plain,
comb and comb and comb again,
her face within the glass,
hope her beauty's not surpassed.
siren singing in her lair
comb and comb her silver hair,
unaffected by the rain
stormy seas, she'll comb again
all the fishes swim along,
by the seasprite's song.
asks the mirror who is the most beautiful in the sea. T-Bag appears
in the mirror and tells her that she is beautiful but someone more beautiful
will come along and she mustn't let the charm go (the S) or her beauty
will fade away. Seraphina is furious and decides to make sure that never
and the Skipper come across Seraphina, and the Skipper explains that
seasprites love to be flattered. Debbie approaches Seraphina and the
Skipper tells her what to say. Seraphina is not impressed and tells
her that she can't have the charm. She then tells Debbie that she is
not stunning at all. Debbie is annoyed and asks who told her all this
nonsense. Seraphina tells her that it was her mirror, and she adresses
it, but this time, gets no reply. Debbie is suspicious and figures out
that it must be T-Bag. The Skipper tells Debbie that Seraphina is so
stuck up that she will swallow anything that is said about her. He tells
Debbie that they are in a real spot. This gives Debbie an idea.
in the T-Room, T-Shirt presents T-Bag with a cup of tea. T-Bag asks
if he has any food, but he doesn't. He offers to magic up a cake for
her, but she decides not to risk it. T-Shirt persuades her otherwise
and he magics up a delicious looking cake. T-Bag praises him and picks
up a big slice. Water gushes out of the slice in her hand, and T-Shirt
explains that it is a sponge cake. He tries again and magics up another
plate of delicious looking cakes. T-Bag takes a bite and breaks her
teeth. T-Shirt explains that they are rock cakes. He then has one last
try and rustles up a cake with a big mug embedded in it. "I suppose
that's a cup cake", says T-Bag in disgust. She tells him that he
can't watch TV until he has done an extra hour of magic homework.
has a look in her saucer and sees Seraphina staring in the mirror and
trying to talk to it.
is asking the mirror to flatter her. T-Bag appears in it and tells her
not to let the charm out of her sight.
and Debbie come back and Skipper distracts her by flattery whilst Debbie
paints spots on her hand mirror. Once she has finished painting them,
the Skipper changes his tune and starts pointing at Seraphina's face
and telling her that she is breaking out in spots. Debbie agrees. Seraphina
is offended and looks into her mirror. She sees her face covered in
spots. Debbie tells her that she sould see a doctor. Debbie then tells
the seasprite that the Skipper is a spot specialist. He tells her that
she must have an allergy to either something that she has eaten or something
that she is wearing. She takes off the charm and gives it to Debbie,
whilst the Skipper rubs the spots off the mirror. Seraphina then asks
for the mirror back to check to see if the spots have gone. They obviously
checks in the saucer and sees that the S has gone from around Seraphina's
neck. She goes to the sea bed and appears in front of Seraphina. She
demands to know where the S is, and the sprite tells her that she gave
it to Debbie because it was making her spotty. T-Bag is furious and
zaps Debbie to give her a "spot the size of a sausage on the end
of her silly nose". Debbie holds up the S and the spell backfires,
giving T-Bag a big spot on her nose. T-Bag tells T-Shirt to do something,
so he squeezes the spot, but T-Bag stops him. She then turns on Debbie
and tells her that she will get her eventually. "And as for you,
you snivvelling sourpuss," she says to Seraphina, "You're
not beautiful at all! YOU'RE UGLY!". Seraphina is very hurt by
this, so Debbie tells her it's not true. T-Bag goes back to the T-Room.