Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Mad about pirates!
'Now let me begin,' began Captain Bill, 'by saying that this has got nothing to do with the fact that you've got wonky horns.'
'You're only saying that because I've got wonky horns!' mooed Annie.
Captain Bill looked skyward.
'Strictly speaking that is correct,' observed Norma, 'if Annie didn't have wonky horns there'd be no need for you to point out that what you're about to say has nothing to do with them.'
Captain Bill looked skyward and then deckward.
'I don't know why I bother sometimes?' he continued.
And Annie fell over sideways and waggled her legs.
Captain Bill herded closer to Annie.
'I if,' he said, 'was ever convinced that you behave like this purely to annoy!'
And Annie stood up did a little dance and then fell over again.
'The point,' persisted Captain Bill, 'the point is that while none of our costumes are what you might call authentically pirate in nature....'
'I did my best!' said Norma.
'Accepted!' replied Captain Bill, 'it's just that in contrast to Norma's....fine efforts...your own attempt boarders yet again on the truly bizarre!'
'Ta!' mooed Annie.
Captain Bill looked skyward, deckward, skyward yet again and then glanced at Norma.
'I'm off!' he said.
'Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!' said Annie.
But at that moment Bertha called out once again and it turned out to be all hooves on deck time!