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September 1st, 2006


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08:33 pm - One of my favorite bits o' Thurber
The Little Girl and the Wolf
One afternoon a big wolf waited in a dark forest for a little girl to come along carrying a basket of food to her grandmother. Finally a little girl did come along and she was carrying a basket of food. "Are you carrying that basket to your grandmother?" asked the wolf. The little girl said yes, she was. So the wolf asked her where her grandmother lived and the little girl told him and he disappeared into the wood.

When the little girl opened the door of her grandmother's house she saw that there was somebody in bed with a nightcap and nightgown on. She had approached no nearer than twenty-five feet from the bed when she saw that it was not her grandmother but the wolf, for even in a nightcap a wolf does not look any more like your grandmother than the Metro-Goldwyn lion looks like Calvin Coolidge. So the little girl took an automatic out of her basket and shot the wolf dead.

Moral: It is not so easy to fool little girls nowadays as it used to be.
from "Fables For Our Time"

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From:hemlock_martini
Date:September 2nd, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
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Oh noes my childhood memories are ruined!

Actually, no, just wanted to post with my new icon.
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From:jodied
Date:September 2nd, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
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Does she end up with a fur coat?
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From:morgaine723
Date:September 2nd, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)

Dear Mr. Spatch

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Why do they call that train "The City of New Orleans"?

Much Love,
Your fans
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From:coconuthead
Date:September 2nd, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
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That's beautiful. Thank you, Spatch.
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From:phonemonkey
Date:September 2nd, 2006 11:00 am (UTC)
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I loves me some Thurber.

My favourite is 'The White Rabbit Caper'.
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From:kalibex
Date:September 2nd, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
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From:fancycwabs
Date:September 2nd, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
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That is also one of my favorite bits o'Thurber. Thanks.

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