Excerpt: ...Said the Mayor of Quog: "This has long been foretold In
a prophecy penned by the Seer of old. We must search, if we'd
banish the curse of our time, For a mender of pots who's a maker of
rhyme. 'Tis to him we must look when our luck goes amiss. But, Oh,
where in all Gosh is a Glug such as this?" O'er the prophecy pored
Then the Mayor and Council and Charity Board O'er the archival
prophecy zealously pored, With a pursing of lips and a shaking of
heads, With a searching and prying for possible threads That would
lead to discover this versatile Glug Who modelled a rhyme while he
mended a mug. With a pursing of lips and a shaking of heads, They
gave up the task and went home to their beds, Where each lay awake
while he tortured his brain For a key to the riddle, but ever in
vain . . . Then, lo, at the Mayor's front door in the morn A tinker
called out, and a Movement was born. "Kettles and pans Kettles and
pans Oh, the stars are the gods'; but the earth, it is man's. But a
fool is the man who has wants without end, While the tinker's
content with a kettle to mend. For a tinker owns naught but the
earth, which is man's. Then, bring out your kettles Ho, kettles and
pans " From the mayoral bed with unmayoral cries The magistrate
sprang ere he'd opened his eyes. "Hold him " he yelled, as he
bounced on the floor. "Oh, who is this tinker that rhymes at my
door? Go get me the name and the title of him 1" They answered. "Be
calm, sir. 'Tis no one but Sym. 'Tis Sym, the mad tinker, the son
of old Joi, Who ran from his home when a bit of a boy. He went for
a tramp, tho' 'tis common belief, When folk were not looking he
went for a thief; Then went for a tinker, and rhymes as he goes.
Some say he's crazy, but nobody knows." 'Twas thus it began, the
exalting of Sym, And the mad Gluggish struggle that raged around
him. For the good Mayor seized him, and clothed him in silk, And
fed him on pumpkins and pasteurised milk, And praised him in
public, and coupled his...
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