And for the mini: Free estimates,French fries, carpet, Braille, silver-tongued bandit
A Mega Challenge
Florence Nightengale was a plumber
Who drove a very sleek Hummer
Her free estimates were never right
Which lead to many a terrible fight
She was called “ The Silver Tongued Bandit”
for that Fr ench Fries Jackson gets the credit
Of the Tumbling Triplets he was just one
Held the carpet till the others were done
“a chill wind’s a blowing” his parrot said
The one they called “ Watering Hole Fred”
The same words backwards he could say
Or “autograph my Braille book today”
But still on the surface tension grew
Till through the air the bullets flew
Florence Nightengale now lay dead
“Blowing a wind’s chill a” said Fred.
When the great plumber plague hit that wiped out one third of all the dragons in the world one great figure rose up in service to us all. She was our equivalent of the human Florence Nightengale. Her name was Mapam, an odd name for a dragon as it reads the same both forwards and backwards. She was one of triplets that emerged from the same egg , a very rare occurrence, in the world of dragons.
When the plague came it was the custom to leave the sick dragons in the cave and get as far away as possible. Thus many dragons went to parts of the earth where no dragon had ever been seen before.
Those left in the caves with none to bring them food or water usually died. But sleek young Mapam found this unacceptable. At that time she was singing with the Very High Flyers the most popular group of the time. She was famous , had many fans, and often signed autographs in fire.
But she left all that and began a ministry of love to those in the caves. Every day she brought them water and food, and such herbs as were thought to help. If they died she performed the ritual burning so their soul could go to the One Creator.
Other dragons said she was insane. They said she would get the plague and die. Every day more caves were added and the work got harder. But she continued. These were fellow dragons she said . They deserve to be cared for.
But then one day she got the plague. But in her pain she tried to keep going. The hearts of some other dragons melted and the Maram Corp was born to carry on her work.
When she died it is said that the One Creator Himself lit the sending flame.