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AUTHOR WROTE: This is episode seven of eight of 'Doggerel Tails', sequel to 'Doggerel Show'. All can be found under 'related items' below. Enjoy in moderation.

Dr. Jackal found me during recess while Peeve and I were looking for the playground. I was sure what he had to say would help the old man if we could get to his hearing on time but recess was over and first we had to go back in the courtroom to try and save Longfellow but I didn’t see any way that we could.

Recess was over. Court was back in session. Longfellow whimpered nervously in the defendant’s box. Peeve was starting to whimper too so I reached my hand into my pocket to comfort him. Then he bit hard into my thumb. I couldn’t help shouting and leaping up and I yanked my hand out of my pocket and Peeve came flying out hanging on by his teeth to my thumb until he lost his grip and went flying through the air and landed in the judge’s lap.

“What is the meaning of this!?” thundered the judge.

“He- He’s… He’s my pet, Peeve”, I stammered hesitantly (see punctuation) in reply.

“At the moment irresponsible pet owners and unauthorized animals in this courtroom are my pet peeves”, the judge admonished. “And now another dog bite case right here in my courtroom. I hope this cute little fellow has had his shots- It’s bad enough that we have one dog facing death-“

“But your honor!” I interrupted. “Longfellow never bit anybody.”

“Is this true?” the judge inquired, glaring at the prosecutor.

“Your honor, they cannot prove this dog did not bite a victim as yet unknown to-“

“Silence!” the judge yelled, banging his gavel like he was having a seizure at a crab feast. “I’ve heard enough. Longfellow shows no signs of illness and shall be released immediately to the custody of his owner… or one of these guys. Case dismissed!” Then he busted some more imaginary crabs.

The bailiff released Longfellow from the defendant’s box. He (Longfellow not the bailiff) jumped and barked with joy, wagging his tail. I was so happy and relieved until my thoughts returned to the old man.

I had to get Dr. Jackal to the old man’s trial!

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"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."

- Ralph 'Where's Waldo' Emerson

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like. And I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
- Bilbo Baggins

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