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by Ellis Parker Butler

  • ISBN: 1110572565
  • Category: Other
  • Author: Ellis Parker Butler
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BiblioLife (May 24, 2009)
  • Pages: 54 pages
  • FB2 size: 1206 kb
  • EPUB size: 1800 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 768
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Produced by An Anonymous Volunteer. By Ellis Parker Butler. Mike Flannery, the Westcote agent of the Interurban Express Company,leaned over the counter of the express office and shook his fist.

Produced by An Anonymous Volunteer. Morehouse, angry and red, stood on the other side of the counter,trembling with rage. The argument had been long and heated, and at lastMr.

Our story today is called "Pigs is Pigs. It was written by Ellis Parker Butler. The cause of the trouble lay on the desk between the two men. It was a box with two guinea pigs inside. Mike Flannery, the agent of the Interurban Express Company, leaned over the desk in the company's office in Westcote and shook his fist. Mr. Morehouse, angry and red, stood on the other side of the desk shaking with fury. The argument had been long and hot. At last Mr. Morehouse had become speechless. Do as you like, then!" shouted Flannery

In it two spotted guinea-pigs were greedily eating lettuce leaves. Do as you loike, then!" shouted Flannery, "pay for thim an' take thim, or don't pay for thim and leave thim be. Rules is rules, Misther Morehouse, an' Mike Flannery's not goin' to be called down fer breakin' of thim

In it two spotted guinea-pigs were greedily eating lettuce leaves. Rules is rules, Misther Morehouse, an' Mike Flannery's not goin' to be called down fer breakin' of thim. But, you everlastingly stupid idiot!" shouted Mr. Morehouse, madly shaking a flimsy printed book beneath the agent's nose, "can't you read it here-in your own plain printed rates? 'Pets, domestic, Like.

Pigs Is Pigs" is a story by American writer Ellis Parker Butler. First published as a short story in American Illustrated Magazine in September 1905, "Pigs Is Pigs" went on to dozens of printings as a book and in anthologies over the next several decades. Railway agent Mike Flannery wants to charge the livestock rate for a shipment of two guinea pigs and refuses to accept the lower pet rate, saying "pigs is pigs". Flannery believes that the "guinea" is an indication of the pigs' national origin

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Pigs is Pigs by Ellis Parker Butler. The block has black lettering & 2 large guinea pigs emptying cornucopias of tiny guinea pigs. No lettering/designs on the spine.

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Reviews about Pigs is Pigs (7):
I first heard this story in grade school read by our teacher -- must've been 65 years ago. It has always stuck with me. Now I've read it again. And it still has all the charm and pinpointed lessons of the results of pigheadedness about what is pigs and what isn't. Just to think -- it all began with two ordinary guinea-pigs delivered to a railway station to be picked up by the customer -- at a shipping cost of 25 cents each -- if they were pets! But if they were livestock, than it would cost 30 cents each. For that 10 cents total difference we get hilarity and humanity spelled out so grippingly.

Now this edition of this novella will cost you -- nothing! FREE. What a treat you are in for, as I was...and will be again. This story never grows old because it's about "following the rules" and how complicated even the simplest rules can become.
This is a very funny short story of a bureaucracy run amok. It's a good tale with an unspecified regional dialect depicting a situation where one person's "common sense" and adherence to "rules" brings on hilarious consequences. It takes place near the turn of the last century.
My father (b. 1920) had a copy of this. We understand his father's problems with city folk as political correctness today.
P. C., city/country, aren't real; it is all about rules and procedures versus common sense.
An uncommon trait in any time.
Peculiar little story which has been around a very long time. Trekkies will immediately recognise the Tribbles. LOL. Once is probably enough but if you had read it when very young, you may want to revisit it.
This is the definitive work showing how a simple decision can be convoluted when placed in a Bureaucracy where thinking is discourage. Contract this story to recent FEMA foul ups and other government programs gone astray and you see why good plans go wrong. A good idea is codified to the point where the prime administrator is unable to make a decision and his superiors are afraid to take a stand.

Everyone is government should read this story!!!
Pigs is Pigs is an old classic story that will have kids and adults laughing mightily. Try to find someone who can fake an Irish accent read it out loud at a family gathering.
My 82 year old father recommended this when I told him about my granddaughter's goats. He said his father gave him this book to read when he was about 10 or so. The book is great! I love the Irish flair to it also since we are wee bit Irish. My granddaughter loved it too.
This may be the funniest short story I have ever read. The characters well drawn, the plot was phenomenal, and the dialogue marvelous.

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