Byron the Elf: Time now for another visit with...

S.L.: Hello, children. Today we're going to hear the story I call "The Tortoise and the Hare."

(SFX: Music box)

Once upon a time there was a race between a tortoise and a hare. But the hare went to sleep and the tortoise won.

(SFX: Music box ends.)

Byron:...that's all, Story Lady?

S.L.: Uh-huh.

Byron: Well, that's an awfully short story.

S.L.: Yes. Well, there are short ones and long ones. Right?

Byron: But, Story Lady...

S.L.: (Interrupting) Look, I'm in a hurry. I've gotta buy some muscatel for the weekend, so, let me out of here a little early, okay?

Byron: But what about your fans, Story Lady?

S.L.: Let 'em get their OWN muscatel! Now, am I going out that door past you, over you or THROUGH you???

(SFX: Sounds of a fistfight, followed by a door slam.)

Byron: Thank you, Story Lady. Be sure you're listening next time, boys and girls, when The Story Lady tells us where to go if you want a bone stuck through your nose.

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