December 18, 2006

12 Days’ Total

Filed under: Litlets,Prose — crcb @ 9:42 pm

Over the 12 days of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

12 drummers drumming,
22 pipers piping,
30 lords a-leaping,
36 ladies dancing,
40 maids a-milking,
42 swans a-swimming,
42 geese a-laying,
40 gold rings,
36 calling birds,
30 french hens,
22 turtle doves,
and 12 partridges in pear trees…

for a total of 184 birds, 140 people, and 40 rings, or 364 gifts altogether. I’m not counting the pear trees, which were merely packaging.

And in case you were wondering about the maids a-milking, there are no cows. You don’t want to know.


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