Yesterday, Little Red Ella and Patina P. Poppet took a walk down to the creek. Along the way, they spied something in the dirt.
"What is it?"
"I think it's a treasure chest."
"A Treasure Chest? How fantastic! I'm going to open it!"
"Wait! You can't open it, maybe it contains a curse!"
"Pah, I'm not afraid of any old curse."
"Well, maybe there are bones in it."
"Bones? Goody, I can make a windchime out of them and hang them in the garden."
"Yucko. Also, intriguing. But maybe there are SPIDERS in there."
Patina P. backed up a few inches.
"I'm NOT fond of spiders, especially hairy spiders with eight eyes and loooong fuzzy legs..."
"I KNEW it! You HAVE been spending too much time with Pollyanna Poppet."
"Nothing wrong with that, she's nice."
"I rest my case. Now, what are we going to do with this Treasure Chest?"
"I say, let's OPEN IT! Maybe it will be jewels, and gold, and dollars!"
"What would you do with dollars?"
"Why, I'd buy Poppetropolis, they have a Merry Go Round now."
"I do NOT think Poppetropolis is for sale."
"Well, then I'd visit, and have coffee in the rooftop Cafe. I'll bet that's fun."
"Hmmm... yes, that could be fun. Okay, let's open it."
After a bit of struggling, Patina P. and Little Red Ella managed to unlatch the Treasure Chest. It did NOT contain what they expected.
"Well, I guess it's KIND of like bones..."
"Yucko. Why do people do things like this? Poppels are NOT that foolish."
"Yuh-huh, sometimes we are. But I agree that old teeth don't seem much like Treasure. At least there should have been some Peppermints in there."
"Yeah, or Junior Mints!"
"What are those?"
"I dunno, our human likes them."
"Yeah. Silly human."