Snoopy's Version

Of course, no discussion of the infamous opening line of Paul Clifford would be complete without Snoopy's version:

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night
by Snoopy
Part I
It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, a shot rang out!
A door slammed. The maid screamed.
   Suddenly, a pirate ship appeared on the horizon!
   While millions of people were starving, the king lived 
in luxury. Meanwhile, on a small farm in Kansas, a boy was 
growing up.

          Part II

   A light snow was falling, and the little girl with the 
tattered shawl had not sold a violet all day.
   At that very moment, a young intern at City Hospital was 
making an important discovery. The mysterious patient in 
Room 213 had finally awakened. She moaned softly.
   Could it be that she was the sister of the boy in Kansas 
who loved the girl with the tattered shawl who was the 
daughter of the maid who had escaped from the pirates?

The intern frowned.
   "Stampede!" the foreman shouted, and forty thousand head 
of cattle thundered down on the tiny camp. The two men 
rolled on the ground grappling beneath the murderous hooves. 
A left and a right. A left. Another left and right.  An 
uppercut to the jaw. The fight was over. And so the ranch 
was saved.
   The young intern sat by himself in one corner of the 
coffee shop. he had learned about medicine, but more 
importantly, he had learned something about life.

          THE END
EBunbury EBunbury
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Mar 10, 2009