May 7, 2004
The Story Of Little George
When George was little, his father put him in charge of the garden in the back yard.
"Now, George, the gardeners are going to make this garden nice. All you have to do is make sure that they do a good job."
"Yes, Daddy," said George.
George had some other things to do, so he put his dog in charge of the gardeners.
When the gardeners came, they burned down the toolshed, destroyed the garden, trampled the yard, and demolished the neighbor's house.
When George's father came back, he was stunned.
"How did this happen?" he asked George.
"Dad, I cannot tell a lie," George said. "I am disgusted by what I see here today. I am as surprised as you to see this devastation. Rest assured that investigations into this disaster will begin immediately."
"Don't you have something to say to me?" said George's father.
"I told the neighbors I was deeply sorry that their house burned down," said George.
"Don't you think you better get rid of that dog?" said George's father.
"No, father, he's a good dog, and I'm going to keep him."
George put the dog in charge of the investigation.
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