Dirk Lotriet
2 minute read
14 May 2021
8:11 am

A different ‘once upon a time’

Dirk Lotriet

She said there were three little pigs who built themselves houses – the first made his house out of straw, the second of sticks and the third of bricks.

Picture: Michel Bega

A wolf, who wanted to feast on them, blew the straw house down but the piglet ran to the house made of sticks. The wolf blew the house down and the piglets ran to the brick house, where they were all safe, because the wolf couldn’t blow this strong house down. “Isn’t she cute!” exclaimed the lovely Snapdragon, which is a remark you would expect of a mother. “I don’t think it’s appropriate for a four-year-old to make political analogies,” I answered. “What do you mean?” she asked. “Or are you just being an idiot again?” “It’s not what I...