Monday, August 31, 2009

A single tin-opener

I couldn't believe what I was hearing. To suggest I'd defraud an old lady, no matter what the inducement, was ridiculous.

'One million pounds,' said the Cat. 'There are eight of us here and that's a sixth of the profit due to even the highest investors. It's absolutely our ceiling.'

'One million hounds?' said the dog, who had clearly misheard. 'That is an army, sir. The world would be yours, though the logistics of feeding them all would be astounding! A single tin-opener just wouldn't be up to it.'
-- Lucky Dog by Mark Barrowcliffe

To be honest, I'd sooner defraud an old lady for one million hounds than one million pounds. One million ponds would also be nice, but at that point why not put them all together for a nice lake. Paddle a canoe across the lake by moonlight.

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