The General

“So,” said Lt. Stine, “what are the charges on this bunch?”

Bernie gazed at them: Kelo, Portia, Trimmer, Freddie Dancer. “That’s a tough one,” he said. “Ever heard of the movie, Greed?”


“It was this old silent movie.”

“Silent movie?” said a very young-looking cop.

“Yeah,” Bernie said. “You know, like Buster Keaton.”

“Who’s he?” said the lieutenant.

“You’ve never seen The General?” Bernie said.

“What’s that?”

“One of the funniest movies ever made,” Bernie said. “And one of the best about the Civil War, besides. It starts with this scene where the Buster Keaton character, returning to his – “

But I missed whatever came next on account of Iggy suddenly popping up and taking off in the direction of something shiny in the distance. I took off, too. Was I about to let him get there first? No way.


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6 Responses to “The General”

  1. Diane
    4:02 am on October 20th, 2009

    Something shiny in the distance? Like the film? Did the bird drop the film?

    Chet is bound to get there first…. There's no way Iggy's short little legs will beat Chet.

  2. B. Stover
    10:58 am on October 20th, 2009

    What good eyes both dogs have! I hope it is the film.

  3. Rebecca Rice
    5:05 pm on October 20th, 2009

    I hope they don't see a prairie dog or something before they get there.

  4. Diane
    2:53 am on October 21st, 2009

    Or one of those cute little javelinas…

  5. Rebecca Rice
    3:41 am on October 21st, 2009

    Yeesh– or one of those not-so-cute- javelinas.

  6. Ivy
    6:06 pm on November 5th, 2009

    Awww, those javelinas are sooooo cute. Don't you want to pinch their little cheeks? ….well, maybe not.


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