We’ve all heard it and sang it, but what are the consequences of these gifts?
I went to the door today and the postman delivered a partridge in a pear tree.
What a delightful gift. I couldn’t have been more surprised.
With dearest love and affection, Agnes.
Today the postman brought your very sweet gift. Just imagine, two turtle doves…
I’m just delighted at your very thoughtful gift. They are just adorable.
All my love, Agnes.
Oh aren’t you the extravagant one! Now I must protest. I don’t deserve such generosity.
Three French hens. They are just darling but I must insist … you’re just too kind.
Today the postman delivered four calling birds. Now really!
They are beautiful, but don’t you think enough is enough. You’re being too romantic.
What a surprise! Today the postman delivered five golden rings. One for each finger.
You’re just impossible, but I love it. Frankly, John, all those squawking birds were beginning
To get on my nerves.
All my love, Agnes
When I opened the door there were actually six geese a-laying on my front steps.
So you’re back to the birds again, huh? Those geese are huge.
Where will I ever keep them? The neighbors are complaining and I can’t sleep through the racket.
The drama continues in Part 2