Saturday, 27 December 2008

MasterM and the Sugar Mice

MasterM entertains us with tales from the shop floor.

"So...on Christmas Eve
I went down to the store room
and brought up three boxes of sugar mice.
I am telling you I felt just like the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

When I got back to the Confectionery Island
there was a little girl there with her father.
She really wanted to buy some Aniseed balls ...
but you know, they are really hard
and her father didn't want her to buy them.

So I said
"I am afraid that if you eat aniseed balls
you will never be a ballerina"

At this point MasterM does a passable imitation
of a little girl looking at him with big sad eyes.

So then I said
"What about a pink sugar mouse?

Shall I tell you a secret?
Do you know why the cheese counter has to be downstairs?
It is because if it was upstairs
all the sugar mice would get too excited"

Apparently, she bought the sugar mice.

Pictures from The Pied Piper of Hamelin
by Robert Browning
Illustrated by Kate Greenaway
London: Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd., 1888
Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

10 comments:

BreadBox said...

That is a story for the ages! Congratulate him, please, from a parent always trying to figure out how to come up with an idea as good as that one....

Hope you are feeling better, and the others are not feeling worse,
N.

Eleanor said...

MasterM!!! MasterM!!! MasterM!!!

Well done!!!



P.S. Um....Alice...the sandwiches for tomorrow...will they be assorted fillings? I'm drooling as I write this. See you at the shack.

dottycookie said...

Can I borrow him one day please? I'm sure he could think of a good reason why my two should eat their own Christmas sweeties instead of mine ...

driftwood said...

nice one Master M!

blackbird said...

He's very crafty, that Master M..

Sarah S. said...

Awwww! What a wonderful story. Master M is a wonderful young man!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday

Diane said...

Oh my, you've raised a gem!

Margaret said...

Thanks for sharing the drawings from Kate Greenway. The Pied Piper is such a great story--though more than a little disturbing! Great post.

peppermintpatcher said...

He's a good man with a gift for telling tales. He'll go far in this world...

kristina said...

Very well done! I never would have come up with something so good--especially on the spur of the moment!

And I love the idea of a Confectionery Island...

K x