"Fancy a king being bored!" Doctor Snuggles laughed. "Surely, you can do anything you want?" "I'll make a storm," said the king, standing up and waving his cloak.

The sea grew wild and rough. Poor Rickety Rick was tossed this way and that and nearly stood on his head, and the Doctor had to cling on very tightly. "Please stop it!" he shouted.

The waved his arms and the sea was calm again. "There you are, " he yawned. "Now, what can I do?" "I know" said the Doctor, "Rickety Rick will race you in your chariot!"

The king cheered up at once. He sent for his magnificent chariot and six big sea-horses were harnessed to it. Off they went across the water, with Rickety Rick racing beside them.