Warm-up is over, the introduction has been delivered and understood and the 30 short-and-tee-shirt-clad infants start crawling, slithering, jumping, flying and prowling their way aboard. Apart from Oliver - he just stands looking puzzled.
Trying not to get in the way of the snakes and lions, I make my way towards him. "Do you have a problem?" I ask.
"Miss, what does a meringue atang do? How does it move?" I suggest he chooses another animal.
Irene V McGinney
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