there was an old man who had a little gold, but he did have a
big possum and a bag of sweet potatoes. He took the possum and
the potatoes home and put them on the table. Then he got a few
pieces of wood and some paper and made a fire. There was so much
food he had to find two pans for it all. He put a large pan with
the possum inside it on the fire and dropped the potatoes into
the other pan.
Then he sat down and waited for the possum and the potatoes to
cook. The potatoes were soon done, but it took a long time for
the possum. “I’ll whistle while I wait,” he said to himself. So
he sat and whistled and watched the pan with the possum.
Finally, after a long while, the possum was cooked. The old man
took the pan with the possum off the fire and put it onto the
table beside the sweet potatoes.