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Odysseus the Orange Boy of Carter House

February 4, 2017

He wasn’t anywhere near as old as the numbers added together on the front door of where he lived, but he was very quick in thought and action, especially fruit action.

I would occasionally hand him an orange that he would graciously accept. I knew it was going to a good home.

Odysseus; the Orange Boy of Carter House, could peel an orange in record time and was celebrated for his origami rind skills; usually fashioning iconic London buildings such as the Gherkin and the Cheese Grater from the careful removed peelings.

He was regularly taken out in his luxurious parent-propelled carriage when he would be emperor of all he surveyed. Regally reclining in his multi coloured comfortable conveyance, swaddled in lambswool and dreams we have forgotten, often locking his feet with happiness in an almost horizontal dancing action.

What wasn’t widely known for some time was his penchant for drawing tulips – it is said that collectors traded considerable quantities of Chinese grown Mandarins for original works.


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