The ferry and the circus

I’ve a tale to tell, told to me week before last by a lady from Looe.

Good Morning, I’ve a tale to tell, told to me week before last by a lady from Looe. Granny and Granfer were in their car on the way to Plymouth. It was nice enough and they had a basket of sandwiches packed for lunch on the Hoe. Granny liked egg mayonnaise and Granfer like pickle. They stop by the river to wait for the Torpoint ferry. Granfer is asking Granny why she had to pack egg and Grandma is asking Granfer why the ferry is so overloaded and then Granfer is telling Grandma ‘better it has a good load than nothing in it,’ when an elephant picks up the car and drops it in the Tamar. You see, elephants used to come across on the ferry on their way to the circus at Looe. But after that, they elephants had to swim across the Tamar as the ferry men wouldn’t let they on.’ Later on, later on