Josie and Jane were all born on the same day. In fact they were
quadruplets. They had the same mom and dad, but none of them looked like
the other. Jennie had long brown hair; Julies hair was as black as coal;
Josies hair was long, blonde and wavy, and Janes hair was red. Even
though they didnt look alike, they were the best of friends. They did
Jennie loved to
eat ice cream, but didnt like cabbage. Julie loved to eat carrots, but
didnt like brussel sprouts. Josie loved to eat chocolate cake, but she
wouldnt eat oranges and Jane loved prawns, but wouldnt touch eggs,
especially hard boiled eggs. The one thing they all loved to eat was
spaghetti. Every night their mum cooked spaghetti for them because they
all liked it. She tried to get them to eat fish, but Jane didnt like it.
She tried to get them to eat meat loaf, but Jennie refused to eat that.
She tried to get them to eat curried chicken, but Josie wouldnt. So, each
night she fixed spaghetti.
One day their mum
went shopping. She left the girls home with their father. She looked at
all the different foods. Maybe they will all like crab cakes. She
thought for a few minutes. No. Jane wont like that. On the next aisle
she saw spinach soufflé. Maybe theyll like this. After a few moments
she shook her head. No. Julie cant stand spinach. When she came to the
last aisle she felt rather down in the dumps. She still hadnt found
anything that all her girls would like. I suppose Ill have to cook
spaghetti again. She sighed and turned to go back to the spaghetti aisle.
Wait a minute. I think Ive found something.
That night the
girls sat around the table. Ive got a surprise for you all. I know
youll love it.
Mum, it doesnt
have spinach in it, does it? Julie said.
It doesnt have
crab in it, does it? Jane made a face of disgust.
Mum came through
carrying a pizza. Here you go, girls. Theres no crab, or spinach, or
eggs, or oranges, or brussel sprouts or cabbage.
Jennie ate three
pieces. Julie ate four pieces. Jane ate three pieces and Jane at four too.
Mum smiled. At last. Ive found something besides spaghetti!