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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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Take 3 words Game 37

dolphin
crust
miser

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  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,308 mod
    The miser was so miserly he only fed the dolphin crusts of bread.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    'Can't you spare a crust for a starving old man?' wailed the miser, as he hungrily looked at the picture of the smiling dolphin on the poster advertising holidays in Florida.
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,453 mod
    edited December 2014
    Whilst taking even the last crust of the cake, the miser dreamt how it would be to get cured of his everlasting greed and to be living as free as a dolphin.
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    Whilst EVEN taking the last crust of the cake, the miser dreamt OF how it would FEEL to BE cured of his everlasting greed and to LIVE as free as a dolphin.
    Post edited by amatsuscribbler on
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    The crusty old miser gazed at the dolphin with envy.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,308 mod
    The crust on the dolphin pie was a bit too thick for the miser because he refused to pay for new false teeth.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    "Can't you spare a crust for a poor old miser?" he said, smacking his lips as he eyed the dolphin steak in the shop window.
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,453 mod
    Although the miser doesn’t like crusts, he doesn't want to throw away much bread either, so now he uses the FlipperByte Dolphin Crust Cutter.

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    My goodness @lichaamstaal‌! A dolphin crust-cutter that even a miser can afford!
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,453 mod
    edited December 2014
    That he's a miser doesn't mean he doesn't have money @mheredge. He just doesn't want to spend any of it for the pleasure of other people. This dolphin crust-cutter will cost the miser some money indeed, but using it, it will pay him back abundantly.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,308 mod
    The miser was too miserly to pay for his pet dolphin to go to the vet and have the crust of crustaceans removed from his back.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    But as the dolphin crust-cutter is so cheap @lichaamstaal‌, even a miser won't begrudge the money he has to spend to get it.
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