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The trafic department informed agent Fnelarry ginny pigs that he should take the 160 ginny pigs to Mr.Morehouse and collect 25 cents for each of them .Agent Fnelarry wired back ''Ive got 800 now,shall I collect for 800 or what ?How 64 dollars for cabbages to feed them ?''Many letters went back and forth .Fnelarry was crowded into a fewfeet at the extream front of the office ,the ginny pigs and the rest of the room.Time kept moving on ,as the letters continued to go back and forth. Fnelarry now had 4064 ginny pigs ,he was beignning to lose control of him self .Then,he got a telegrame from the company that said ''Error in ginny pig deal ,collect for two 50 cents.''Fnelarry ran all the way to Mr.Morehouse home but Mr.Morehouse had moved.Fnelarry searched for him in town ,but without success.He returned to the express office and found that 206 ginny pigs had enter the world since he left
the office .At last,he got an ergent telegrame from the main office ''Send the pigs to the main office of the company at franklin.''Fnelarry did so.Soon camed another telegrame ''Stop sending pigs ,we are house full.''But he kept sending them.Agent Fnelarry got free from the ginny pigs .''Those maybe rules.''he said ,but so long as Fnelarry ran these express office .Pigs is pets,and cows is pets,and horses is pets,and lines and tigers and rocky mountain goats is pets. And rate on them are 25 cents .Then he looked aroudand said cheerfully, “Well, anyhow, it is not as bad as it might have been, what if them ginny pigs had been elephants?''
You have heard the story “Pigs is Pigs”. It was written by Ellis Parker Butler. Your storyteller was Shep O'Neal. The story was published by Random House in 1945 in the best American humorous short stories. It is copyrighted. All rights reserved. For VOA Special English, this is Shirley Griffith.
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