Sunday, September 12, 2004

Zee French

Once upon a time (allegedly) in a nice little forest, there lived anorphaned bunny and an orphaned snake. By a surprising coincidence, both wereblind from birth.
One day, the bunny was hopping through the forest, and the snake wasslithering through the forest, when the bunny tripped over the snake andfell down. This, of course, knocked the snake about quite a bit.
"Oh, my," said the bunny, "I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you.I've been blind since birth, so, I can't see where I'm going. In fact, sinceI'm also an orphan, I don't even know what I am."
"It's quite OK," replied the snake. "Actually, my story is much the same asyours. I, too, have been blind since birth, and also never knew my mother.Tell you what, maybe I could slither all over you, and work out what youare, so at least you'll have that going for you."
"Oh, that would be wonderful" replied the bunny. So the snake slithered allover the bunny, and said, "Well, you're covered with soft fur; you havereally long ears; your nose twitches; and you have a soft cottony tail. I'dsay that you must be a bunny rabbit."
"Oh, thank you! Thank you," cried the bunny, in great excitement. The bunnysuggested to the snake, "Maybe I could feel you all over with my paw, andhelp you the same way that you've helped me."
So the bunny felt the snake all over, and remarked, "Well, you're smooth andslippery, and you have a forked tongue, no backbone or no balls. I'd say youmust be French."