Prince Benjamin and the Elf
Saying for the day: Be careful what you wish for you might get it.
It is time for me to tell you another fairy tale or elf tale to be exact. It begins as such tales should:
Once upon a time, not too long ago, in a country not too far away , there lived a Prince. He was the youngest of three Princes in the royal Bohemke line. His great, great, great grandfather was Mad Dog Bohemke the greatest King and general that Inner Bohemia ever had. Mad Dog , you remember, almost single handedly, freed Inner Bohemia from the Evil Soviet Empire but that’s a different story.
When Prince Benjamin ( a name his mother choose from the Bible) turned fourteen he became very depressed. As the youngest Prince he knew that the chance of his ever becoming King was not very high , about as high as the Packers beating the Patriots to win the Super Bowl. His oldest brother Prince Fredrick was disgustingly healthy, strong as a bull, and quite possibly would live for ever. And even if by some odd chance Fredrick was run over by the palace hippopotamus ( not likely since Fredrick was the world’s greatest expert on Hippopotami) there was still Prince Joseph.
So faced with the terrible prospect of being always a Prince and never a King, Prince Benjamin did a terrible desperate thing. He took down the whistle his mother told him and his brothers never to blow and blew it. Immediately an elf appeared. “It’s about time “ said the elf “ I’ve been waiting for years to clear this wish from the books. People don’t understand the book keeping required for unwished wishes.”
Now the other thing his mother had stressed was if an elf offers you a wish run don’t walk to the nearest exit. Benjamin ignored that as well because he knew exactly what he was going to wish for. He wished to become King of Outer Bohemia that way the two brothers could both be Kings. The elf looked at him and said” As you have wished so shall it be “ which is elf talk for ok you’ll get it.
But nothing changed. Prince Benjamin was still third in line for the thrown of Inner Bohemia and King Reginald Grumpus the Sixth sat on the thrown of Outer Bohemia. Sometimes it takes time to get your wish. But Benjamin held on to the promise “ As you have wished so shall it be”.
To be continued tomorrow
#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal . The trees have closed off Pigeon Falls. You can’t get in or out. They tried cutting them down with a chain saw but for every tree they cut two more sprang up to take its place. The trees are so close together that you can’t slide between them to leave.
People are afraid they will starve. The only food in town is at Bob’ IGA and Last Lutheran’s food pantry.
Since many of the people who are trapped don’t live in town they have set up cots in the fellowship hall of Last Lutheran for them. Meals are also being prepared there.
In desperation they tried to set the trees on fire to burn their way out but the trees didn’t burn. So they have called for help from the world outside Pigeon Falls. That world, however, is treating the whole thing as some kind of joke. They got the message “ Help we are surrounded by attacking trees” and assumed somebody had too much to drink. So, for the moment, the town is on its own. This right at the time of the championship Packer game . What lousy timing.
Petrovich is still putting the finishing touches on his translation of the driblet that he says applies to this event. He intends to share it with the town this evening. Even Eino is waiting for that presentation.
Is Pigeon Falls trapped for ever? Will the outside world ever listen? Will Petrovich’s translation of an old driblet help? Will the trees keep coming until everyone is crushed? Will they starve. Will Green Bay win? And of course is Tommy UK really the Undertaker’s Kid? These and other questions yet unasked may never get answered ( except of course for the Packer one).
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It was one of those days. I got up that was good. I posted my blog that was good. I visited all my links. That was good. My oxygen was down that was bad. Baxk on the little bottle. I called Neenah's water department and discovered that our leaky toilet is going to cost us about $200. That was bad. I got two O scale passenger cars via UPS that was good. I discovered my supplier had canceled my track order because they got the cancellation date on my credit card wrong. That was bad. It snowed all day that was bad. Betty got a friend to take her to Bible study . That was good. I worked in the basement cleaning. That was good. It was just one of those days. Now I need a breathing treatment.