August 12, 2010

The Pampered Goat

The pampered goat dismissed the butler, the footmen, her personal servant, and both parlor maids with a wave of her hoof. The help withdrew, bowing, from the palatial dining room. The pampered goat studied her reflection in the great mirror on the gilded wall, noting with satisfaction the fiery gleam of her ruby necklace.

She moved with stately grace from the dining room and ascended the curving marble stairs. She advanced down the long hallway to the nursery. Opening the door, she announced, “All right, children. No more dillydallying. Be seated, and take up your pens.”

Moral: A pampered goat can nevertheless be a nanny.

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