Posted February 12, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

I once saw you on a road, Armadilla, with prickles and bushes,

but you were eating corn on the road. Armadilla, I warn you,

don’t eat the corn off the road or else you will have a bullet in

your head for eating the corn off the road. It’s for the deer, not

you, so we can kill the deer, not you, because why would we

want to shoot you? So run away, run away and eat the corn

off someone else’s ranch for all the rest of these days.

by Steven,  3rd Grade

[Armadillo illustration by author Jan Brett]