Simplified Scientific


Aquarian Age Stories
for Children

Oh! My Tummy!
by Marjorie Brinkly

A playlet for children
which brings out the
importance of proper

The Characters
(In the order in which they appear)

   Tommy Ache, a boy about ten years old.
Bad Dreams, a boy dressed in a black robe with red streamers.
Sadie Pickle, a thin little girt dressed in green.
Soggy Whitebread, a little boy in a gray robe.
Fatty Doughnut, a fat boy.
Katie Kandy, a smirking little girl.
Mrs. Red Meat, a large girl, with a determined air.
Good Dream, a little girl dressed as a fairy in white with silver wings.
Brownie Bread, a little boy in brown and gold.
Pattie Butter, a little girl in yellow and gold.
Molly Milk, a little girl dressed in white with a tall hat.
Sonnie Honey, a little boy dressed in amber.
Goldie Orange, a little girl dressed in orange.
Beggie Vegetable, a little boy dressed in green.
The Setting, a room with couch and other ordinary furniture.
Tommy Ache is found lying asleep on the couch, but
is rolling and tossing, and finally awakens with
sharp pains and holds his stomach, groaning and

(Enter Bad Dreams, who shuffles around, glaring and
looking ugly.)

Tommy Ache. (Between groans.) Who are you?
Bad Dreams. (In a deep voice, slow and rumbling.)

Tommy Ache. (Still groaning and crying.)
Bad Dreams. (Unheeding, beckons to his friends.)
(Enter Sadie Pickle and Soggy Whitebread.)
Sadie Pickle. (In a high-pitched voice.)
Tommy Ache. (In a pain-stricken voice.) I'll never eat you again.
(Turns over and tries to get comfortable.)
Soggy Whitebread. (In a thick voice.)
Tommy Ache. (Crying and sobbing.) Oh, let me alone!
(Continues to roll and toss and hold his stomach.)
(Enter Fatty Doughnut, slowly and lazily.)
Fatty Doughnut.
Tommy Ache. (Desperately.)
Katie Kandy.
Tommy Ache.
Mrs. Red Meat? She 's substantial.
(Enter Mrs. Red Meat with a determined air.)
Mrs. Red Meat.
(Tommy Ache, motioning them all away, lies back
on the couch and after much rolling falls asleep.


(Enter Good Dream, dancing around lightly, very gracefully, and awakens him.)

Good Dream.

(Beckons to good food friends.)
(Enter Brownie Bread and Pattie Butter, who come
quickly in and begin straightening his pillow and
smoothing his head.
Brownie Bread.
Tommy Ache. (Sitting up and smiling broadly.)
Pattie Butter.
Tommy Ache. (His pain vanished, straightens out
and looks happy.
(Molly Milk and Sonnie Honey come in singing
"Happy Days Are Here Again.")
Molly Milk.
Sonnie Honey. (In a high sweet voice.)
Tommy Ache. Bring up a chair and make yourselves
comfortable. I 'm very glad you came.
(Enter Goldie Orange and Reggie Vegetable hand in hand.)
Goldie Orange.
(Goldie Orange turns to Reggie Vegetable and introduces him.)
Reggie Vegetable.
(They all join hands dancing around Tommy Ache,
and all sing "Happy Days Are Here Again.")

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