Ali Baba and The Coffee Thieves
Once upon a time - there were two brothers. One was greedy and conniving, and so became very successful and wealthy. His heart was as black as a Raven's Wing. He would sit around eating Cassis and Cream, and Bumbleberry Humbugs.
The other was a good man - wise and kind - and he didn't give a Juiced Mango for worldly riches.
One day - Ali Baba - for that was his name, was venturing out into the forest to pick some Lotus Blossoms to sell at the market place. The fact that Lotus Blossoms do not grow in the forest may well have had something to do with his lack of success - he would have been better off trying to gather some Triangle Cone Leaves in the Summer Meadows!
While he was picking some Plum Periwinkles, he overheard some thieves plotting to steal all the coffee in the city and hold it for ransom!
"This is Titanic!" he said to himself. "Without coffee - everyone will be sad and have the Moody Blues. This is part of a Rising Tide of crime! I must do something," he thought.
home and got his Dwarf Steel sword, put on his Dark Olive Khakis, and then kissed his two wives good-bye.
They had been sisters, Rose Lustre and Olive Lustre, and he had been unable to choose between them, and so he married them both - which was big of him, don't you think?
He grabbed some Lenticular Donuts as a snack, and went down to the Matte Caribbean Sea, to talk to the Metallic Dark Abalone - the wisest of all creatures in the sea.
The Abalone lived in a cave, and when Ali Baba got to the cave, he hammered on the rocks and called. "Open up you old clam!" The Abalone called - "Open? Sez who?" Ali Baba called back - "Open! Sez me!"
The Abalone finally let Ali Baba into the cave, and offered him a drink. And then another. And another. Pretty soon, Ali Baba could see colours inside of colours! He could see Inside Colour Bronze / Black Diamond! And Inside Colour Gold / Aqua AB. Pretty soon, Ali Baba forgot why he had come, and he and the Abalone stayed up all night, singing sea shanties.
Meanwhile, the Coffee Thieves had descended on the city like a Flat Wave. But they were so jittery from drinking too much coffee that they woke up a guard, who alerted the police with his Trumpet Lily. The thieves were caught and arrested. Ali Baba's brother managed to take the credit, and Ali Baba woke up with a terrible headache - that not even coffee could cure.
And that is the real story of Ali Baba and the Coffee Thieves and any other version that you may have heard was written by the Evil Brothers' Anti-Defamation League.
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