The Ropes

The other day I bought a skipping rope because I liked its cute wooden character handles.

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I left the rope on my desk and as soon as Pomi  saw it he introduced himself.

” Who are you? Tied up twins? Let me help you out of this mess. I am Pomi.”

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“Left and Right. I am Left and he is Right.” Came the answer and a synchronized smile. ” We are the Ropes.”

” Oh really? ” Pomi  giggled.
” You think that’s funny, Mr.Pomi?”

“Oh no, Mr. Left!” Pomi chuckled. ” Not at all. There, now you are free.  What are you doing in my room by the way? And why are you constantly smiling? ”

“We don’t know what we are doing here.” Left and Right replied in sonorous chorus  giving Pomi a cross eyed grin.  My little crochet guy looked  baffled for a moment.

” Something wrong with your eyes, isn’t there?  Not that it matters, I was  just wondering.  Anyway, it’s nice to have company.  We could do something together.  Let’s go outside.”

” We can’t!” Mr. Right and Mr. Left wailed in unison.

” Oh I see, no legs. Let me help you. ” Pomi took the two wooden fellows one under each arm and carried them outside.

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There he took the  rope, threw Mr. Right in the air over the frame of the canopy swing,  tied the rope  and pulled.

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Mr. Right went up , dangling in the air and Pomi climbed the rope, leaving Mr.Left dangling at the bottom.

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”  Are you two having fun? ” There was no answer. ” I take that as a no.” Pomi decided, ” Let’s build a swing then.” and he tied Mr. Left and Mr. Right together.

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” Ok?” he asked.

” We can handle it.” replied the wooden twins and soon Pomi was swinging happily on the Ropes

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who unperturbed, maintained their identically bespectacled grins.

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