What is an only goat?..

“Can you draw a picture on the blackboard when somebody doesn’t want you to?” asked the rooster promptly.

“Yes,” answered Kenny, “if you write them a very nice poem.”

“What is an only goat?”

“A lonely goat,” answered Kenny.

The rooster shut one eye and looked at Kenny.

“Can you hear a horse on the roof?” he asked.

“If you know how to listen in the night,” said Kenny.

“Can you fix a broken promise?”

“Yes,” said Kenny, “if it only looks broken, but really isn’t.”

The rooster drew his head back into his feathers and whispered, “What is a very narrow escape?”

“When somebody almost stops loving you,” Kenny whispered back.”

― Maurice Sendak