Rollo has been carefully considering his future career choices. Just after Christmas, he decided that when he grew up he would be a Mad Scientist. Mad science being a broad field, he planned to specialize in designing toys which he would animate with "life powder." I assume that is a compound he intends to invent.
Without cancelling that plan, he has had an alternate idea lately.
"I know what I want to be when I grow up -- a pirate!"
He has already designed his ship, and has laid plans to relieve the Spanish of their ill-gotten treasure, establish a pirate haven on an uncharted island, and defeat Blackbeard.
He further refined his plan after we watched our favorite light opera, "The Pirates of Penzance."
"I want to be one of the Pirates of Penzance," he said. "Then I could sing all the time, and my brothers couldn't stop me!"
Parable of the Pit
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