All children love stories, especially
the ones well told, or that end happily.
They love the fairy of beaut & the beast,
and that on how the tortoise made a feast
of death against the mighty elephants.
All children love the stories of ants.
Not Fred. He thinks all stories aren’t real.
I told him of the pig that struck a deal
with a poor farmer whom it briefly saw:
‘could you please help me make a bed of straw?
The soil is loamy, the turnip won’t hold.
‘Then I asked Fred to guess what th’ farmer told
as his reply. He said, ‘He broke the rig
and shouted’, “ALL! Come see a talking pig!”