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|From Donkey's Mouth (standard:Fan Fiction, 632 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Sep 12 2012||Views/Reads: 1584/885||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A conversation with Roy, the donkey on the Big Island of Hawaii.|
From Donkey's Mouth Subba Rao Eddy is a real eccentric; he abandoned his house when the utility company asked him to upgrade wiring in his old house and moved into a structure he built close to the ocean on a piece of land he owned. The structure; half rickety cottage and half tent with his van providing additional living space. He was a substitute teacher and now a free spirit selling fruits from his organic farm. “Is that donkey yours?” asked Juggernaut. “Yes, a friend left the donkey with me when he left the island for the mainland,” replied Eddy scratching his bare chest. “You are also an organic farmer?” “yeah.” “Is donkey the source of nutrients to the plants?” “Along with other sources you don't want to hear.” “No, I don't want to hear; well nice meeting you, do you mind if I pet your donkey on my way out,” asked Juggernaut carrying two large heads of lettuce Eddy gave as a welcoming gift. “No, not at all, be my guest.” The donkey in a friendly gesture licked Juggernaut's hand. “You know when I saw from the distance, you reminded me of Roy Fredericks, an opening batsman from Guyana playing for the West Indies team in 70'; he was strong and stable batted patiently to wear down the bowlers,” Juggernaut rubbed donkey's neck. “Can I call you Roy?” “Sure you can call me Roy, I like the name; Eddy calls me with a Spanish name I don't particularly care,” “I don't know much about cricket, I heard about baseball played mostly on the mainland,” Roy licked his upper lips. “Certainly it was no insult to Roy to name a donkey after him; donkeys in their own right are strong and dependable animals, a great animal to be a pet.” Juggernaut rubbed Roy's ears. “Thank you; you were kind to give me a name to celebrate a cricketer and talk to me; most people want to pet a dog, cat or pony, hardly any visitor to Eddy walks up to me to pet,” Roy raised his tail as a friendship gesture. “Well for me, a donkey is as good or even better than a horse, dog or a cat to be a pet; you are friendly, stable, strong and more importantly very patient,” “how donkeys ended up on the Big island of Click here to read the rest of this story (51 more lines)
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