(sometimes) even kings have rats 6 Comments feorinne February 13, 2022, 13:26 And more than that, (sometimes) even kings are rats! Markus ( M Punkt Karl) February 13, 2022, 17:00 Überlegungen einer lesenden Ratte Ratten haben manchmal Könige doch die Ratten lassen sich das nicht gefallen Menschen haben manchmal Könige doch die Menschen lassen sich das Itziar_Brion February 13, 2022, 19:07 Even, the King of rats Evelyn February 17, 2022, 05:07 And dogs sometimes have queens. Then the people have kings sans queens. Even a rat-king is preferable to a queen had by a dog. And the people let themselves be. Bio February 13, 2022, 21:10 (sometimes) rats don’t even have kings feorinne February 13, 2022, 21:42 “I knew a boy once … oh, younger than you by far. A mere baby, really.” Here we go again, George said. Always talking about himself. Quiet! Martha snapped. Do you want to get set on vibrate? Hermes ignored them. “One night, when this boy’s mother wasn’t watching, he sneaked out of their cave and stole some cattle that belonged to Apollo.” “Did he get blasted to tiny pieces?” I asked. “Hmm … no. Actually, everything turned out quite well. To make up for his theft, the boy gave Apollo an instrument he’d invented-a lyre. Apollo was so enchanted with the music that he forgot all about being angry.” So what’s the moral?” “The moral?” Hermes asked. “Goodness, you act like it’s a fable. It’s a true story. Does truth have a moral?” “Um …” “How about this: stealing is not always bad?” “I don’t think my mom would like that moral.” Rats are delicious, suggested George. What does that have to do with the story? Martha demanded. Nothing, George said. But I’m hungry. “I’ve got it,” Hermes said. “Young people don’t always do what they’re told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment. How’s that?” Comments are now closed for this post.