The scouts hunting trip had fallen into
"That's it for the night," coaxed the man.
Went out. He was
said are just stories
Bill rose and the smoke swirled
His hand up to try to cover a sly
Decided to keep it to
himself for the moment.
Rolling around the campfire as
Ain't got two bits."
They did not know
Broke him off.
Caused by atmospheric conditions
"Alright, that's it," jumped Tom, "you've
his two bits,
did not know what they were talking about either,
"I don't know how either," said Tom, "and
Indians were sitting
keep it to himself for the moment
"That reminds me of an old story from the Depression."
Early to bed and early to
"Some people may say that, too." Said the
"Alright, that's it," jumped Tom,
"you've been asking for
beasties are what you are talking about,
about this one. It was not really a story,
night long. He decided
it, Tom, before I take a shot at you."
Making this up from seeing too many late
Of that era always choked him up.
That they were all getting drowsy. He
about Le Feu Follet!"
'Three Indians were sitting around a
due to favoritism.
there be pollution years ago
"And how are they?" the youth retorted.
That. I said I
You may have a
Caught it, the tail breaks off in your hand. That's
Enthusiasm. He rubbed the whiskers on
is the whole
But it was hard to
"Well, I don't
Jesus was lanced by the Roman soldier Longinus. A priest
gob of tar. He wiped his mouth
But if the bullets broke
Up, he might have that much more chance of
Back so as to deliver
"Isn't there another one about
turned toward Tom as if he were
night." Coaxed the man. "You all need
been on a three-masted schooner, Professor?"
cover a sly smirk. This gave
the first boy
does it cost."
If he were an intruder upon their territory.
Started again, but coughed
Mounds. Those wily
Remarkable self-assuredness at his skill
to get him now.
Words that happen to mean something
Any sense to
"Kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, reverent
did you ever come up with that?
His rapid-fire delivery of the rest of the
Now. They had
Their answers would be
Talking about either, yet they
Joey looked at him in awe. Tom had been
"OK, boys, settle down. I guess that I
corner of his eye while he kept an
their ghastly torches through the swamp
from books. You need to
"OK. If you insist, but first I
what he said when
be. Would there even be
any answers at all?
A big gob of tar. He wiped his mouth
Again. "Tom is lost in the
Everyone wants a happy ending
Looked right at Tom as he went
Tom knew how Billy told
To mean something
Always looked at Tom from the
Bit. He went on
that collect on twigs. It
sooner or later. That's just how they
Tom through the swirling soot.
That people tell around campfires.
Time to take over the conversation
"Yeah, Chief, you promised!"
to clear the tobacco tar that blocked his
"It's just like when
"You'd better can it, Tom, before
a James Bond book
He could shoot them in
broke him off. The man's stare momentarily
Tom continued to try to
Who have sinned in this world."
Sometime. I don't know just what it is that
Crusaders as they
Their answers would be. Would there even be any
The chief got up and said:"
white men astray away from the tribal burial mounds.
Have you been on a three-masted schooner, Professor?"
Shoot them in the morning as soon as they
Scoutmaster coolly. "I don't' always
They did not
know what they were talking
Going to tell you that
Around a fire.
Just about all that I know about
About is caused by pollution, this ignis fatuus or will-o-the-wisp