Posts Tagged ‘Fairy Tales’

Mark and the Beanstalk

So we’re at the dinner table last night–me, Sam, Kate, and Mark–and Sam decides to try to remember how the giant’s bit in the fairytale goes:  “Fee, fi, fo, fum…?”  He clearly can’t bring it to mind, and starts making stuff up that sounds plausible.

I chime in with the version I remember:  “Fee, fi, fo, fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman.  Be he alive or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread.”

Kate’s eyes are huge.  She’s not entirely certain what that means, but it sounds deliciously scary.  She starts trying to come up with her own alternative versions.  “Fee, fi, fo, fum…”

Mark’s been listening to all this, unusually quiet.  As Kate starts chanting again (“Fee, fi, fo, fum…”), he butts in:  “I smell Katie’s bum!”

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