Friday, 27 November 2009
measure twice, hit once!
'It's just that I thought he should be aiming a little lower than that!' said Captain Bill.
'Oh, now he wants to be involved!' mooed Bertha.
'I'm just making a suggestion!' replied Captain Bill.
Captain Bill, Bertha, Norma....actually all of the Cows, were gathered together on the deck of the Pickled Heifer, looking down at where Norman was standing in the water. Norman was equipped with, what Bertha had described as, a Mark IV Thumper.
'Bertha and I are very sure about where the ship needs to be hit,' said Norma, 'we did measure it all out......twice.'
'Hmmmmmmm?' replied Captain Bill.
'AND WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?' bellowed Bertha.
But before Captain Bill could reply Norman decided to take matters into his own trunk* and gave the Pickled Heifer a very large thump. The ship jolted, shuddered and then with a bit of a scrapping noise, slid of the rocks and back into the sea.
Where is listed rather heavily to one side!
'Cyril dear!' said Norma and Cyril moved and the ship stopped listing.
'Thank you!' said Norma.
And everyone breathed a sigh of relief.
*Although obviously he could have used his tusks or a foot or an ear....there is more to an elephant than just a trunk you know!