Sunday, December 27, 2009

Puss-in-boots, as told to my nephew

Once upon a time there was a simple young man who inherited nothing from his father but an old cat and a pair of boots. This young man had fallen in love with the daughter of a wealthy merchant, but although she loved him too, he knew that her father would never consent to her marrying a poor man.
He was sitting in front of his fire one night, bemoaning his fortune, when his cat said, "Do not fear, master. I know how to help you marry the woman you love."
The young man exclaimed, "Aaa! A talking cat!"
The end.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

The joy of roommates

"Ah, you're done on the phone. Who was on the phone?"
".....I meant the other end of the phone."