Early one morning, Tee Boudreaux was walking along the bank of Bayou Que de Tortue behind his house. All of a sudden, he noticed that the family outhouse, located right on the bank, was tilting dangerously toward the bayou; the heavy downpour from the previous night had serious eroded the bank where the outhouse was located.
Being a boy (and a
pretty canaille one at that) and reasoning that the outhouse was beyond
salvage, Tee Boudreaux picked up a big stick and whacked the outhouse - really peléed
it - and watched as the outhouse toppled over, fell into the bayou, and quickly
sank under the muddy waters.
A few hours later, Papa Boudreaux came up to him
and with anger in his voice asked, "Tee Boudreaux, did you knock that outhouse into
"Papa," the boy answered, "like George Washington, I cannot tell a
lie. I did it."
"Mais, Tee Boudreaux, come with me maintenant to the
woodshed. You are going to get the whipping of your life!"
Tee Boudreaux was shocked
by this turn of events and said, "Papa, when George Washington told his papa
that he had chopped down the cherry tree, his papa didn't give him a whipping."
"Mais no, Tee Boudreaux," said his father, "but George Washington's papa wasn't in
that cherry tree when he cut it down, either."
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