28294 - The young Mikado people

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athena Kehagias

Once upon a time in a rare region of the world,
young people decided to be saved
just like the Mikado pieces.
So one placed the black Mikado with a value of twenty points.
Five put the Samurai yellow with a value of ten points.
Five, the Mandarin blue with a value of five points.
Fifteen, Bonze’s green with a value of three points.
And fifteen, Coolie’s red with a value of two points.
After that, they all gathered up in the yard
of the space where they lived within Time.
They were all standing, however small they were.
Suddenly they all fell down.
They resembled the victims of oblivion.
And we had to now bring them back
to the nation of Mnemosyne
touching each one separately
without disturbing the others.
And the mission was to liberate them all
without leaving anyone behind.
And when we liberated the one
who represented Mikado
he had the right to help us as well.
Consequently the parents saw the little people
as members of Humanity.
And they lived happily ever after.