one stick is better than no stick at all

we won’t get far with only one stick.
no?
never.
bummer. i was hoping to.
what?
nothing. i suppose one can’t be witty all the time.
no. one cannot.

cucumber sticks

he held a small greenish stick in the air. this is, said sponge, a cucumber stick. not a carrot stick of course, not as fancy, but nonetheless a stick and better than nothing. it can be dipped in mayonnaisse or any other gooey substance that sticks to objects.

stick to pastry

breadroll told sponge that he was lonely and thus wanted to marry. a french stick would be great, he said, or a delicious danish pastry, all soft and juicy.
danish pastry goes stale very quickly said sponge and continued to soak up tea and make funny noises. could you pass me a drop of milk, please.
i recommend the spanish tart, said block of wood and kindly volunteered to carve a cruzifix should any festive occasion occur sometime in the near future.

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