Aleksandr and Sergei working on new book.
Today I continues tell peoples all about my life. Due to popular demand I have decide to tell my bear friends at Jammy Toast about amazing story of Orlov family. From amazing journey across Kalahari Desert to beginnings of meerkat comparing business on streets of Moscow. I am hoping from money Davidd pay to re-marble roof of Orlov Family mansion. Many meerkats have soggy fur because of hole in roof of mansion when it rain and lie in bed at night lookings at stars. I also say big thank you to Sergei who type for me on old typewriter found in attic in Meerkovo. Please enjoyment this
Chapter 4: An Old Foe.
Time passed. And, eventually, so did Kefentse and Seri. Their sons and daughters grew and had sons and daughters of their own. Grubs were harvested and feasts were had. They had escaped the hardship of the Kalahari.
But they could not escape the mongoose.
Around the middle bit of the 1800s, nervous words spread across the land. A horde of Mongolian mongooses had been spotted swarming across the Russian steppes. These mongooses were bigger and worser than their African cousins. And their leader, Mongis Khan, was said to be the biggest and the worsest of them all. He stood at almost 5 feets, they said, and his claws were sharp as razor knives, and his stink… was unspeakable. He was determined on total conquerment and had, so far, stamped on any creature who had stepped in his path. (All this is told in my Great Uncle Vassily’s forty-one volume History of the Mongoose Wars. I have copy on audio-cassette, it make for many hundred hours of fascinating listening.)
At this time, the head of Orlov family was Kefentse’s Great Grandson, Vitaly. (If you are paying attention, you know he is my Great Granddaddy, although he not know it yet.)
Vitaly was fearlessness. He would think nothings of taking on all a whole mob of mongooses with only a sickle and a hammer to defend himself with. Ever since a pup, he had dreamed to join the 5th Battalion of the Royal Meerkat Dragoon Guard, the most fearlessness battalion in all of the meerkat military. However, unfortunates, Vitaly had flat paws so did not pass physical examination and had to settle for the Meerkovo Home Guard.
To be continued…
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