The Dragonfly and Raven

The Dragonfly and Raven

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Green Eggs and Ham?

It was Boxing Day, and the denizens of Whoville were busily running to and fro, returning unwanted gifts from relatives who knew them not. It was on this festive day that Sam I-Am came into town. Sam I-Am was a hunter of exotic and big game animals, and had come to Whoville to inquire about local wildlife.

Sam-I-Am came into Whoville with a long, brown hunting rifle strapped to his back, and buckskin boots. He went to the town hall, and gained an audience with the mayor. For those who may be skeptical that the mayor of a town as great as Whoville would meet with a random traveler, I would remind you of the size of the town—it was, after all, quite small.

So Sam-I-Am asked the Mayor, “What is there to hunt in these parts? I am an exotic and big game hunter. Right now, I am looking for the perfect meat to go along with the green eggs that I have found.”

“Exotic game? Well, I don't think that you will be able to find any of that around these parts,” Said the Mayor. “However, there is some decent sized game over by the mountain. Perhaps you will find what you are looking for there?”

And so Sam thanked the Mayor for his help, and he set off for the mountain. After spending many days and nights camping, waiting for something to shoot, he finally saw what he was waiting for. A large, man-sized green beast way walking down the mountain. Not believing his luck at finding such an exotic animal, Sam-I-Am shot the beast right in the head, so as not to lose any of its meat. After killing the beast, Sam-I-Am brought it back to his camp, where he proceeded to skin it.

The next day, Sam took the meat—green just like his eggs—back down to Whoville, where he began to sell what he called the Green Eggs and Ham dish. It sold very well, and by the time Sam-I-Am as ready to move on, he made quite a bit of money.

To the dismay of the town, they were never able to introduce the Grinch to Sam-I-Am, who remarked that he would have loved to have discussed hunting and other such ventures with.