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Shaggy dog (part one)

In which we start to tell a tale


There was once a man, who was a talented carpenter. He just had to
touch a piece of wood to know how it could be worked, how it might
split, how it would behave under his tools. He started off as a
little village carpenter, making furniture and doors for the people of
his village.

One day, he built a chair for a local dignitary. The dignitary asked
if he could paint it, too.

“Oh no,” said the carpenter. “I’m not a painter. I only work with
wood. I have built you the best chair I can, and I wouldn’t want to
spoil it. If you want it painting, find a painter to do it.”

The dignitary took his chair away, unhappy. Many visitors to his home
saw the chair, though, and were very impressed. Some of them came
back to the village to visit the carpenter themselves, when they
wanted furniture making.

To be continued…

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4 comments on “Shaggy dog (part one)”

  1. Emily says:

    Can we suggest endings?

  2. Forest Pines says:

    No, I know what the ending is.

  3. K. says:

    you spoilsport!! :-p

  4. Forest Pines says:

    Well, I’ve already written it all! It’s just too long to post in one go.

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