"with a wink and a tail-wag to Mark Twain"
Once upon a time, in the 1800s, I lived in a little village called
St. Petersburg, in Missouri, on the banks of the Mississippi River.
My cousin was named TomCat Sawyer, and he was known to be the
village "bad cat". At times, I could be mischievous too.
Once when TomCat was especially naughty, our
Aunt PollyPurrs said he had to whitewash the fence as
his punishment. No Temptations for him that day!
But instead, TomCat got together with his really wicked
whiskered friend, HuckFurrocious Finn. They stole an
old dinghy and drifted away down river in search of
feline adventures. I didn't want TomCat to be in more
trouble whenever he came home, so I went off to
Aunt PollyPurrs house to whitewash her fence.
Perhaps I got a bit carried away that day.
But then I am a colorful cat.
I prefer a colorfully painted fence!