Here we see the beginning of a Portrayal, which is the enactment of a fable or apologue. Geoff and Thaddeus are the actors for this little gig - doing the acting is sort of like jury duty, except that it's nearly impossible to get out of Portrayal Duty (aka "PD"). By the way, the Hare in the pink sweater is anonymous. I have no idea who she is, but she does live in Otterstow.
Drawing completed - 17 SEP 2006
The tré auditorium box seat
Greetings to all to whom these presents may appear. Hear now the story of The Angry Badger
Enter Badger, stage left, with spectacles on head
Thaddeus WhinnsBrocc stormed onto the stage.
Badger [shouting to audience]
WHERE'S MAH SPECTACLES?
he roared, stomping his feet.
THEY'RE ON YOUR HEAD!
they roared back, beginning to titter. Thaddeus put his hands on his hips as he scowled at the children.
Badger [to audience]
OH, NO THEY'RE NOT!
OH, YES THEY ARE!
they replied, some beginning to roll on the floor, incapacitated with laughter.
Repeat 'yes' and 'no' ad nauseam. May ad lib.
Servant [enters stage right]
Geoff ThistleBoar came out onto the stage.
Do not be angry, my Lord. I am just here.