Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thomas' Second 612th Story

612.     Once upon a time, there was a Thomas named Thomas.  He was dancing.  He was dancing on the stones, by the throat window.  The throat window isn’t an attic window.  And it isn’t a room window.  It is just a window that is up.  Thomas was dancing and he didn’t fall.
And there was a daddy named Daddy.  Daddy wasn’t dancing.  Daddy fell on the carpet.  Daddy fell in the bathtub.  The throat window saw it.  The throat window was laughing because it was funny.
The End.

Thomas' Second 611th Story

611.     Once upon a time, there was a daddy named Daddy.  He had dinner.  His dinner was steaming.  Like a locomotive.  It was a locomotive dinner.
The End.

Thomas' Second 610th Story

610.     Once upon a time, the sun was gone.  It was dark outside, because the sun was gone.  And bad stuff happens, because it is dark outside.
The End.

Thomas' Second 609th Story

609.     Once upon a time, there was a Thomas named Thomas.  He had an apple-tight.  So he ate a banana.  That helped his apple-tight.
The End.

Thomas' Second 608th Story

608.     Once upon a time, there was a Thomas named Thomas.  He was eating olives with honey mustard.  And volcano sauce.  Thomas was ridiculous.
The End.

Book 312

Cavalier:  A Tale of Chivalry, Passion and Great Houses, by Lucy Worsley, Bloomsbury, 2007.

It took me a couple of chapters to get into this book -- fifteen pages of the journey of a chamber pot didn't help -- but once I did get into the book, it was an interesting read.

Cavalier tells the story of the William Cavendish during an incredibly unsettling time of English history.  His life spanned Queen Elizabeth I, King James I, King Charles I, Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell, and King Charles II; in other words, from Reformation to Civil War to Restoration.  Cavalier picks out eight separate days in the life of William Cavendish and tells what happens with the the Cavendish household and the country and world at large during those eight days.