By Helen Lester
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WHO could deal with A SANDWICH? " "ME FIRST! " cried Pinkerton, kicking up sand and leaving the opposite Pig Scouts some distance at the back of. His mind's eye nearly burst. Peanut butter! Jelly! tomatoes! Seven pickles! A slab of cheese! A blob of mayo! a huge smear of mustard. keen on ME! FIRST! "WHO may deal with A SANDWICH? " Now at a whole gallop Pinkerton shrieked, "ME FIRST! " Over a sandy hill he flew and... Kerplop. He landed nose to nose with a small creature with a bump on her nostril and fur on her feet. "Am I blissful to work out you! " she cackled. "I definite might listen you coming: 'Me first. ME FIRST! ME FIRST! ' i suppose you actually might deal with a sandwich. " "Oh, certain indeed," spoke back Pinkerton. He jumped up and down so quickly his enamel jiggled. "Good! " cackled the small creature. Pinkerton waited. One moment. seconds. 3 seconds. "Well? " he requested. "Well what? " responded the small creature. "The sandwich," begged Pinkerton. "Where's ... the sandwich? " The small creature curtsied. "You're her. " She went on, "I am a Sandwitch, and that i stay within the sand, and also you acknowledged you will take care of a Sandwitch, so right here i'm. take care of me. " All Pinkerton may perhaps say was once "But I... " Taking no observe, the Sandwitch persisted, "You acknowledged, 'Me first. ' You desired to be the 1st to deal with me. good, congratulations! Now simply come alongside to my sand citadel. " Grabbing Pinkerton firmly by way of the sleeve, she led him round a number of bends. ahead of he may perhaps say "But I ... " back, the gate to her fort closed. "All correct, my crimson, plump, and pushy one, now you take care of me. you've got the dignity of being the 1st to powder my nostril and comb my feet. " Seeing no means out, Pinkerton powdered her nostril and combed her ft. "Next," she crowed, "you could be the FIRST to place my supper in a bucket and feed me with a shovel. " Pinkerton appeared round. He had no selection. He positioned her supper in a bucket and fed her with a shovel. Rubbing her tummy, the Sandwitch spoke on: "Finally, after you've got had the privilege of being the 1st to scrub my dishes and sweep my fort and do my laundry and curl my hair and tuck me in, you'll be the 1st to inform me a bedtime tale. " Pinkerton washed the dishes, swept the fortress, did the laundry, curled the Sandwitch's hair and tucked her in. The Sandwitch stretched and yawned loudly. "Now the tale. i would like my tale. " Pinkerton was once so drained he may perhaps slightly communicate. "I do not know any stories," he whimpered. "Then how approximately making up something—oh, how approximately anything referring to a pushy pig who constantly desired to be first? " Pinkerton sighed and commenced, "Once upon a time there lived a pig who continuously desired to be first, till in the future he met a sensible Sandwitch—" "Wise and beautiful," lower within the Sandwitch. "—a clever and gorgeous Sandwitch who confirmed him that FIRST was once no longer continuously top. " "Aha! " cackled the Sandwitch. She gave Pinkerton a gradual, severe, and significant wink. "Have you realized anything? " "Oh definite, certain, yes," acknowledged Pinkerton. "I promise i've got. " "In that case, thank you for the care. so long and sturdy success. " She opened the gate and Pinkerton sped off so quick he did not even detect the scrumptious sandwich she held out to him.