Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    Didn’t detect the sisterly sarcasm there, did you, kid?

  2. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, over 2 years ago

    Ostriches have very large, sharp beaks and they tend to be a trifle short-tempered. The babies may look cute but in reality I don’t think they make good pets. I’m not sure that anybody has tried to tame an ostrich. They have very strong legs and very strong claws, quite a formidable bird, in fact.

  3. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, over 2 years ago

    @JoanHelen

    Ever seen an Ostrich race?

  4. GSJ Olé

    GSJ Olé said, over 2 years ago

    In 9th grade I undertook a science project of sketching and writing about animals in our zoo from A-Z. My sketch book to this day has a large oval mark (well indented) where the ostrich tried to take it from my hands. His (or her) criticism of my artwork, perhaps?

  5. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, over 2 years ago

    @nosirrom

    No, I haven’t but I can well imagine that it would be fairly savage. Ostriches are not the most lovable of creatures.

  6. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, over 2 years ago

    @JoanHelen

  7. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    “Alix’s facial expression in panel three is wrong.”
    You may be right, but I’ll bet that Alix does recognize the sarcasm (she’s old enough, and experienced enough with Holly as a sister), but has decided to take the idea anyway and run with it.

  8. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    @GSJ Olé

    " His (or her) criticism of my artwork, perhaps?"
    Perhaps.
    “And I left my views on Art, barbed and
    tanged, below the heart
    Of a mammothistic etcher at Grenelle.”
    – Rudyard Kipling, “In the Neolithic Age”

  9. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 2 years ago

    She won’t like that idea.

  10. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, over 2 years ago

    I once had to explain “ostrich” to a class of ELL kindergartners. They thought I was joking.

  11. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, over 2 years ago

    @Agingstoner

    I just learned the other day that the origin of the word Ostrich is from Greek for “Big Sparrow!”
    (Thanks, Jeopardy!)

  12. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    I understand that gardeners line up to buy critter poop from visiting circuses; it makes good fertilizer. Or maybe Lion poop smell keeps the smaller cats from digging in the flower beds? :-)

  13. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    Gag? On a geeky note, in flight, the egg will go from a fairly dense air pressure to about 35,000 feet. It might explode in transit, messy…

  14. Tatenda

    Tatenda said, over 2 years ago

    The egg innards have been removed. It’s just the shell.

  15. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 2 years ago

    I once saw on television a report about an animal training college that had an ostrich ride as a junior-year requirement. A total of three students held the ostrich, keeping a bag over its head, two keeping the bird in check until the third mounted it. That ostrich was kicking something fierce while it was being walked to the starting point!

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