Part 7 of 7
The iguana slipped through the bars of the prison just in time. The door opened
and in stepped the rhino chief with a sneer. He chuckled, not noticing the flat
new member of the prison.
“Here’s your lunch,” he said. “I don’t think you’ll like it. Ha ha ha!”
Then he threw in a few apple cores, a moldy piece of cheese, and a few crumbs of
bread. The mice squeaked excitedly. The rest looked on in disgust.
“Enjoy your last meal!” he laughed. “We’re getting ready to move into your homes.
Rainbow Country will soon be ours!”
He left without noticing the keys were gone. The iguana slid back out, unlocked
the prison gates, and threw them wide open.
“Oh, hoorary!” cried all the animals.
They forgot to keep their voices down. The door to the dungeon room flew open and
there stood the rhino chief, gaping at them.
“Let’s go!” shouted the bear.
They all pushed out of the door, bouncing the rhino chief up the stairs and sending
him sailing into a wall. More rhinos rushed to investigate the commotion and paled
when they saw the Rainbow Animals charging straight at them.
“Phew! Escaping could be a lot worse,” panted the armadillo after they had bowled
their eighth rhino out of their way.
Suddenly three guards stepped into their path, leveling their spears at them.
“Brake!” yelped a dog, but they couldn’t stop in time. They slid right under the
guards’ legs and sent them flying. The animals turned right, then left, then right
again, and stampeded out the castle.
They were just in time. From behind them came a thunderous clap. The animals spun
around, jaws dropping in amazement. The fortress was crumbling before their eyes.
Towers fell upon each other, and the earth trembled.
What the animals didn’t know is that when they sent the rhinos flying like bowling
pins, the rhinos knocked their heads on the ceiling of their castle. Then the castle
began crumbling because the rhinos knocked their heads so hard that pieces of the
ceiling fell out. Also the castle was very badly designed.
“The rhinos are going to have a huge headache after that,” commented the fox, not
knowing the rhinos were already seeing stars.
“I didn’t really care about the rhinos, but I did like that castle,” sighed the
“Well, I didn’t like that drawbridge,” sniffed the iguana.
“You don’t like anything,” laughed the bear.
“Wait!” said the skunk. “The iguana is still flat! What should we do?”
“I know,” said the lion. “I’ve got an idea that just might work.”
When the animals returned to their forest, the lion got an air pump and pumped the
iguana right up. Now he was the biggest iguana in the world, and so he became
King Iguana, king of all the animals.
And the Rainbow Animals lived happily ever after.