Friday, March 6, 2015

Nick Johns Week 141: Let Us Prey

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Nick John’s Picture Choice: One

Title: Let Us Prey

‘Dad! Dad! Come quick and look!’

‘Calm Down, Junior... Hold your horses!’

‘OK Dad, this is no time for lame jokes.’

‘Ha! ‘lame’ I see what you did there, Junior... You are a bit of a dark horse!’

‘Dad! This is serious! It’s Uncle Ed!’

‘Ed? What’s he gone and done now?...He’s a horse’s ass!’

‘Well, we were with the herd, grazing out on the savannah...’

‘...he is too stupid to swat flies with his tail...No horse sense, you see!’

‘... anyway, the others got restless and then started stampeding, so I ran with them...’

‘...and don’t tell me, Ed just stood there,... like a vaulting horse!’


‘... I said to your Mother, ‘that brother of yours, he couldn’t hide in front of a stripey tree’...Ed’s ideas were all horse feathers!’

‘... Dad!, there was this Lion...’

‘Oh. Ok, now we come to it. Ed has this theory about Lions. He was always sounding off at the waterhole, saying Lions were all show, that if we left them alone, they would leave us alone, that all you needed was to be firm with them… it was sort of his hobby horse!’

‘Well, Dad, Uncle Ed looked right at the Lion until it stopped stalking him, stared at it for a few minutes, and then slowly turned his back on it and trotted away.’

‘What did the Lion do, Junior? ...Look the gift horse in the mouth?’

‘No, He ran up behind him and started biting Uncle Ed’s hind leg. Dad! You’ve got to come and look...’

‘There’s no point, Son.’

‘What do you mean?’

‘I mean, once you’ve seen one Lion eating a Zebra, you’ve seen a maul…!’


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Despite his Mother telling him not to, Nick continues to make things up.


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