The Animal Show

Trifecta: Week Eighty-Seven

July 22, 2013

CHARMĀ (verb)
1a : to affect by or as if by magic : compel
b : to please, soothe, or delight by compelling attraction
2: to endow with or as if with supernatural powers by means of charms; also : to protect by or as if by spells, charms, or supernatural influences
3: to control (an animal) typically by charms (as the playing of music)


“Mommy can we go see the animal show?”

“Sweetheart, you shouldn’t encourage those scoundrels: they torture the poor animals. They’re not very nice to them.”

“What do you mean?”

“Well, Honey, they tempt them with things they aren’t going to give them just to make them obey. And sometimes they hit them if they don’t”

“If they don’t give them the stuff, then why do they keep falling for it?”

“I guess it’s because they’re not as smart as us. They don’t think.”

“Oh Mommy look! There are my friends from school – they’re all going! Mommy, please? Please!”


“Mommy, they even have my favorite act – the one where they charm a human with green paper! Can we go? Just this one time? Please?”

“Oh, alright. But this is the last time, alri- hey, come back!”