Here are some
highly talented fleas —dancers, pullers, racers, kickers.
CAN you jump 1500
Can you carry four
These fleas can
(in proportion), so don’t look down your nose at them. They’re
strong guys. And tough.
Heckler gets along with them fine. He breeds them, teaches
them specialty acts, directs a circus in which they perform.
He earns his bed and board that way. They get their board
right off his forearm once a day—a tiny droplet of his blood.
Their bed is a tiny soft blanket where they snooze in a row
His fleas are real
people, each different, the Prof. says. Prince Henry is very
good at juggling a ball many times his size and weight.
Rudolph operates a merry-go-round (a mighty small one).
Go see them when
you have a chance. No, none will adopt you. They’re show folk,
harnessed to their art.
FROLICS - Modern Mechanix - (Jun, 1946)