738. Around the campfire

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Rex was by nature a little withdrawn. He didn’t exude social confidence. I suppose it was natural for some boys of fifteen. Anyway…

He was on a boys’ camp. Everyone was sitting around the camp fire and telling jokes. It was really funny.

Harry told this really funny joke about a rhinoceros. Everyone shrieked with laughter. And Rex said, “If pigs oink and geese honk, what do mouses do?”

No one listened to him and Nigel told this really funny joke about a pet gnu. Everyone shrieked with laughter even though some didn’t have a clue what a gnu was. And Rex said, “If pigs oink and geese honk, what do mouses do?”

No one listened to him and Alistair told this really funny joke about this stallion with a big donger. Everyone shrieked with laughter. And Rex said, “If pigs oink and geese honk, what do mouses do?”

No one listened to him and Dennis started to tell this really funny joke and Rex got up and went back to his tent and listened to some music.

49 thoughts on “738. Around the campfire

  1. Cynthia Jobin

    I think this is one of my favorites of your stories, Bruce….so beautifully built and poetic in expression but also capturing truth about those many little crossroads moments in the life of one who might become an artist, or a serial killer.

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  2. southamptonoldlady

    I think I wanted a nicer ending. I thought it was going to be where the shy guy pipes up, “Anyone heard the one about the little owl…” several times and no-one listens. Then by the end of the night when jokes are running thin. Someone remembers him and asks, “What’s the one about the Little Owl? ” Reply: “I don’t know it – just wanted to know if anyone had heard it?”

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