The Society of Distinguished Lemmings
by Julie Colombet
Society members occupy their days with Shakespearean plays, fine meals, and other high-brow pursuits. The posted list of rules keeps everyone in line. They include the following:
- Lemmings only
- Always act in a distinguished manner
- No unseemly or wild behavior
- No questioning the rules
One day, Bertie has had enough. He decides to venture out of the underground burrow. He meets a bear who introduces Bertie to the joys of rolling around in the grass and playing in the mud.
The aristocratic lemmings are shocked. Such behaviors are against the rules. Bertie and Bear are expelled. Bear is crushed. He has let his friend down.