Sunday, November 19, 2006

A Thanksgiving Funny

"Sixteen-armed men?!"

So exclaimed Cornflower as we listened to a tale of the Pilgrims settling in the New World.

(I hastened to explain the meaning of the word armed, lest she be haunted by visions of Pilgrims with arms more numerous than octopi.)

2 comments:

Mama Squirrel said...

Wait till you get to Plutarch's story of Crassus (and Spartacus), where the escaping slaves fortunately came across a whole wagonload of arms.

(We also like the references to retreating armies that take flight.)

:-)

Firefly said...

This is all too funny! My girls are either have amazing powers of discernment or have just accepted such things as sixteen-armed men over the years. I have a funny feeling it is the latter. :)