} Well, now that is a long story. You see, Mary was a next door neighbor
} of Little Bo Peep and Her brother Big Bo Peep. Big Bo, or Bubba, as he
} was affectionately known around those parts, had a little skeleton in
} his closet. Yes, he was a weresheep. As a child, he drank from the
} hoofprint of one of his flock's rams under a full moon. Then he was
} bitten by the same ram at midnight. Now, whenever the moon is full,
} Bubba the Man-Sheep stalks the hills.
} So, Mary was out walking one night (she had just come from a dance at
} the Brothers Grimm Junior High) when she was confronted by Bubba, in his
} more fleecy form. Well, ol' Bubba had his way with Mary (you see, girls
} in Mary's neighborhood are taught from childhood about Big Bad Wolves,
} spiders on the couch at breakfast, and going to fetch water with that
} horrid Jack boy down the street, but the awesome sight of a weresheep
} causes most women to lose all rationality) and 9 months later, Mary had
} a little lamb.
} Or, George Lamb from down the street knows a little more about Mary than
} the rest of the neighborhood. Take your pick.
} You owe the Oracle an ebony shepard's crook, inlaid with gold and ivory,
} and a complete collection of Jay Ward's Fractured Fables on videotape
} (Betamax, thank you -- the tape of Immortals everywhere).