The Fox and the Geese

The Fox and the GeeseSummary

The Fox and the Geese is a short tale which doesn’t really have an end. You’ll see why in just a bit. Well, you’ll read why.

Once upon a time there was a fox who found a field where there was a flock of fat geese. The fox comes right out and says he is going to eat the geese. The geese are scared, but one of them thinks more quickly than the others.

This goose asks the fox if the geese might offer up a last prayer before God, so that they may be clean from sin. The geese promise that after the prayer is done, they will line up obediently so the fox can choose only the fattest from among them. The fox agrees to let the geese say their prayer.

The geese start to pray “Ga! Ga!” and go on and on and on. The first goose prays, but the second goose starts praying before the first one finishes. One by one, each of the geese join in the prayer.

When the geese are done praying, we will know how the story turns out, but they’re still praying.

The End

Observations

I told you this story didn’t really have an end. You know what that reminds me of? Lampchop, it reminds me of Lambchop from the show Lampchop’s play along. Yes, I am taking you back to the ’90s. Remember that song?

This is the song that does it and…

Yes, it goes on and on my friend

Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was

And they’ll continue singing it, because

This is the song that does it and………

That’s the song I’m talking about. The forever praying geese, or the FPG(it’s a new religion much like Pastafarianism), reminded me of that song.

Themes

fil·i·bus·ter  

 

a. The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.
b. An instance of the use of this delaying tactic.

Filibuster, that’s what these geese are doing. See, that had this practice even back in the day. I wonder if these geese are republicans or democrats.

Hey, but check this out…”From Spanish filibustero, freebooter, from French flibustier, from Dutch vrijbuiter, pirate;” I looked up freebooter. A freebooter is, “A person who pillages and plunders, especially a pirate.”

Ergo, our senators and representatives are pirates. Hahaha! I can’t really imagine Mitt Romney in an eye patch. I think Hillary Clinton could pull it off though.

Overall

You learn something new every day. This tale was short, but it taught me all about how congress is a bunch of pirates.


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Ashe is the primary author and creator of One-elevenbooks. The project was created in 2011 as a personal challenge to Ashe. She believes it has tremendously helped her writing and story telling skills. She hopes to one day get paid to sit in a corner and read and draw, but traveling is good too. Ashe is a life-long artist and writer with bachelor's degrees in Fine Arts and Information Technology.

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