The fifth elephant “I could have sworn I ordered four elephants,” said Paula Bear, principal pachyderm procurer at Longlegs Safari Park.
The lorry driver waved a grubby pink form. “It says five ‘ere.”
“Can’t you take one back?”
“Sorry, luv—no returns accepted.”
“But there’s nowhere to put a fifth elephant! We built four pens, using 16 prefabricated steel fences. [See figure 1, below] And we haven’t got any spare fences!”
“Couldn’t ya just… move ’em arahnd a bit?”
“Perhaps,” said Paula. “But we could move at most two fences…
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