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

S.L.: Hello, boys and girls! Today's story is one that I'd like to call, "The Perfect Pony."

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S.L.: Once upon a time, there was a small boy named "Little Dickie Clorophine," who had one great desire in life - to own the perfect pony. One day he heard about a king who was said to own the finest pony in all the kingdom.

Little Dickei went to see the king, and told him that he had been searching for the perfect pony almost all his life. Right on the spot, the king decided to give his horse to Little Dickie, with no strings attached.

Naturally, the boy was thrilled, for it turned out that the pony could run like the wind, and was indescribably handsome, and could do hundreds of tricks!

Little Dickei left the castle, the happiest boy in the kingdom; but when he got home, he made a startling discovery. The pony was not perfect! He had bad breath!

Instantly, Little Dickie had a complete nervous breakdown, all of which brings us to the moral of the story, boys and girls: Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

B: Thank you, Story Lady. Be sure to tune in next time, boys and girls, when The Story Lady will tell us the story she calls, "Goldilocks and the Chicago Bears."

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