Kenny and the Rooster
“Can you draw a picture on the blackboard when somebody doesn't want you to?" asked the rooster promptly.
"Yes," answered Kenny, "if you write them a very nice poem."
"What is an only goat?"
"A lonely goat," answered Kenny.
The rooster shut one eye and looked at Kenny.
"Can you hear a horse on the roof?" he asked.
"If you know how to listen in the night," said Kenny.
"Can you fix a broken promise?"
"Yes," said Kenny, "if it only looks broken, but really isn't."
The rooster drew his head back into his feathers and whispered, "What is a very narrow escape?"
"When somebody almost stops loving you," Kenny whispered back.
― Maurice Sendak
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