Lenny the Lie-on Lion is very laid back, he likes to let his friends have their own way, hence his nickname. His favourite game at his parties is inventing similar sound-alike soubriquets for his friends. Can you tell who is at this party?
Lenny is from London in England, so his North American friends may be a bit puzzled on seeing some of the nicknames written down - there is a similar sound, but it isn't exactly the same - until they remember that Lenny doesn't sound the final 'R' at the end of a word. Lenny's helpful friend, Horace, from Hampstead, also has an English accent.
-1.Horace stood by the door and greeted everyone with a neigh and a whinny, before announcing their arrival to all and sundry. By the time the evening was over he would be a ___
2.Lucy has left her home in Madagascar for the bright lights of the capital of Peru. Horace, in his London voice, let everyone know about the little lady's arrival "Ladies and gentlemen - the ___
___ (4,5)." L--- l---r
-3.Maurice, the large deer from Canada, loves all sorts of sweet things: his absolute favourites are desserts made from cream, gelatine and eggs, often flavoured with chocolate. Horace mutters, "May I introduce the ___
-4.Nancy peeps nervously round the door. She's a little confused because her initial letters don't match in the same way as other people's. It's the first time she's come by herself: she always used to be accompanied by her father, the old wildebeest. Naturally Horace notes the newcomer as the ___
-5. Penny, the bamboo eating animal from China, prefers people to be properly pleased. Politely, in his best British accent, Horace presented her by pronouncing "The ___
-6.Sally is a chilly mortal who lives in arctic waters, so she spent some time filling up all the gaps around the windows and doors to keep the draughts out. Horace said, "Here is the ___
-7.Guy is a primate with a penchant for underground warfare. Gutsily, Horace told the assembled guests about the grand entry of the ___
8.Yolanda is a long haired ox from Tibet, who loves to talk about anything and everything. Suppressing a yawn, Horace yelled, "You will like to meet the ___
___ (3,3)!" y-- y--
-9.Wendy is a most majestic mammal. Swimming solitarily in the sea for most of the time, she seldom meets her other friends. When she does, she gives them a long-winded account of all her worst woes. Wisely Horace whispered the welcome for the ___
-10.Charlie, the fast cat, is cheerfully expecting to play lots of games; he loves winning and will do anything to make sure he doesn't lose. Horace, in his charming London accent, chatters away to the ___