As a surprise, Penelope hired Perry the Piper to play for a party at her parents’ palatial home. Perry was a practiced piper and played plenty of pleasant tunes on his bagpipes. What poor Penelope had not perceived, however, was that Perry was also a pickpocket! The guests mingled and packed her parents’ parlour enjoying Perry’s piping. What a predicament Penelope found herself in when Perry began to pick the pockets, purses and pouches of the partygoers.
Text & Illustration 2004