The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2988821
Posted By: Amos
17-Sep-10 - 02:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Out in the jungles 'neath the sun
In a bright cerulean sky
I wandered weary, woeful when
A nauga happened by!

This nauga gave me cause to cheer
My every tear, he dried;
And as a gift when parting he
Gave up his nauga hide.

"Oh take it with you, as a gift!"
The nauga said with pride.
"Do not believe I'd be bereft!
"I've another one inside!"

"We always grow them twice, you see!"
Our hides are all grown double
So when we want to give a gift,
It saves all kinds of trouble!"

And so I wandered with his hide
Through jungle, vale, and fen
And all went well until the time
I was to go home again!

I'd none of gold or diamonds fine
To claim in the customs line.
But I was told to bring that hide
Would incur a healthy fine!
And so I folded it in half
And twice again, for fair.
And hid that hide inside my case
Beneath my underwear.

And smuggled it through customs, too!
They never guessed or found it!
Perhaps because of the BVDs,
Well-used, unwashed, around it!
And I don't regret, now, that I lied
Nor feel guilt for my pelf,
For I had nothing there to hide
Except for hide itself!

Little Ricky Ruart
"Never Enough Gun"
Jungle Pubs, Zimbabwe, 1957