(CENTIPEDE vomits again.
 The sound of thousands of seagulls swarming is heard.)

SPIDER

(peering overboard)

You need to see this! There space thousands of seagulls eat Centipede s vomit!

CENTIPEDE

Shoo! Shoo! Stupid seagulls!

EARTHWORM

Seagulls!? I m terrified of seagulls!

JAMES

organize on everyone! The sharks are coming back!

(The SHARKS ram into the peach, sending everyone flying.)

INSECTS, JAMES

Whoah!


LADYBUG

Is there nothing we can do?

JAMES

over there is something

EARTHWORM

call us!

JAMES

If an aeroplane have the right to take come the sky, why can t a peach?

CENTIPEDE

since an aeroplane has engines and also wings!

JAMES

and also so perform we.

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LADYBUG

The seagulls!

JAMES

Exactly! They deserve to be ours engines and our wings!

CENTIPEDE

How s the gonna work?!

JAMES

Spider, is your net strong?

SPIDER

The strongest in the world.

JAMES

and can friend make lots of it?

SPIDER

I have the right to spin every the web you need!

JAMES

Perfect! We ll loop Spider s web around the seagulls necks, and then we ll tie the other end to the stem that the peach.

CENTIPEDE

and how room you walking to get those seagulls down here?

JAMES

Bait!

(The INSECTS look pointedly in ~ EARTHWORM.)

EARTHWORM

I discover that term incredibly insensitive.

JAMES

yet you space the biggest, juiciest earthworm in the whole world.

EARTHWORM

ns am not about to be pecked to fatality by a i cry of seagulls.

JAMES

ns won t allow them touch you, Earthworm. I promise.

EARTHWORM

Fine... I ll carry out it. Because that you, James.

JAMES

say thanks to you, Earthworm. Activity stations everyone! We ve not a moment to lose!

CENTIPEDE

This is never gonna work!


SIDE 2

LADYBUG

that feels fairly wonderful come be totally free of the wretched hillside.

EARTHWORM

and also Spiker and also Sponge.

SPIDER

go you know they killed my fiancé?

LADYBUG

No!


SPIDER

Yes! and then the giant one... She ate him.

LADYBUG

Horrible!

(CENTIPEDE snores loudly.)

EARTHWORM

(afraid)

What was that?! What WAS THAT?!

JAMES

the was just Centipede snoring.

CENTIPEDE

(waking)

What? What s walking on? Why go the human say my name?

SPIDER

Tell them what happened to you, Centipede.

CENTIPEDE

Blah, that cares.

SPIDER

We re sharing!

CENTIPEDE

Fine! My household was in the sock and also shoe racket. We re pretty famed in the pest world.  Til Spiker and Sponge pce everyone with insecticide in the good raid of fifty-nine.

LADYBUG

Those two monsters hated everything. Even ladybugs. Who doesn t favor ladybugs?

GRASSHOPPER

I choose ladybugs.

(Awkward silence as LADYBUG and GRASSHOPPER re-publishing coy glances.)

JAMES

(a realization)

Spiker and also Sponge were terrible to everyone.

CENTIPEDE

Spiker and Sponge to be no different than any kind of of girlfriend humans.

GRASSHOPPER

Centipede, James is one of us.

CENTIPEDE

That is a human being boy. His kind pulls off our legs, or burns us with magnifying glasses! that is NOT one the us! He will NEVER be one of us!

(CENTIPEDE climbs as much as the crow s nest, alone.)

LADYBUG

neglect him, James. His kind are pests.

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CENTIPEDE

(calling indigenous the ladder)

and your kind are snobs!

LADYBUG

James, friend haven t stated anything around your parents. Where space they?

GRASSHOPPER

They must be very worried around you.

(JAMES becomes silent, staring in ~ the ground. SPIDER, LADYBUG and GRASSHOPPER feeling something is really wrong.)