In this version of the old story, as Gepetto
put the finishing touches on Pinocchio
and the puppet awoke,
Pinocchio looked around and said,
“Oh, thanks, Papa for giving me life. . .
But I wonder if you might be able to fix a few things?
Like the joints on my arms are stiff.
It hurts to move them.
And I can see, but not very far.
Also, I think I need some companionship—
can you make me a mate? (A cute one, please!)
And is there any way you could tell those
dang hippies next door to cut out all the racket!?”
Gepetto listened to a bit more of this, then put
Pinocchio back in the box, closed the lid and