Wednesday, July 8, 2009

River Incident

At a dangerous turn in the river, a raft loaded with farm animals hits a snag. Several fall off — sheep, pigs, goats, cows — and are swept into the current. The air is filled with heartrending cries. Those still on board jump in the water after them. One, however, a large tan-colored pig with black spots, calmly climbs ashore and starts foraging in someone’s brightly colored vegetable garden. The pig doesn’t notice when the others slip beneath the surface.

Added yesterday to the Annandale Dream Gazette. My thanks, as always, to Lynn Behrendt.

As the Conversation continues, we marvel at the simple wonder of Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia.

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