F., age 11 left this Message at 1:30 P.M. on 12/18/18
"Namaste" — hello! — from eighth-century India! I just helped my friend Karna compete in a swayamvara, or marriage contest, to marry a princess. Now, I'm no poet, but I must say that the princess was more beautiful than that chalky stuff that covers my toothbrush. (See, I told you I wasn't a poet.) It was very exciting! In the chariot race, I got Karna's horse to run faster by promising it that I'd never call him by his real name, Lars Butz, and we won! On the down side, Karna would have won the archery contest if he hadn't burped at the exact wrong moment. For the tie-breaker, Karna was challenged to a chess match, and he said that I should compete for him. Unfortunately, I know nothing about chess, so I proposed a head-to-head video-game battle of Super-Crazy Driving Monkey! And guess what: I won! Yay for me! So, it all worked out. After Karna married the princess, we all rode on an elephant — which was great, except for the elephant's insistence on trumpeting "Baby Elephant Walk." Catch you later!