The True Answer

Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk?

“My! What a query! What depth of wisdom and utter knowledge. And yet, the answer is so, so simple!”

“Then what, pray, is the answer?”

“Well there are many!”

The desk, of wood, so curious with frisks and swirls upon it’s smooth surface.

And then, of course, the black raven with waxy feathers and thick, dark down.

“So what is the best?”

“Well I suppose it would be that they both come with inky quills!”

“I’ve heard that before…”

“You want the real answer?”


“The proper answer?”


“Both the raven and the writing desk mate for life!”


“Oh yes! Once the knob’s turned, he just can’t get out of her drawers!”

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