A good story-teller is a treasure. And every story-teller needs a good listener, like this small Gnome. There couldn’t be a better way to while away a summer’s day. The hare on the Irish coin and the snail are listening, too, but the snail became frightened and hid inside his shell. The little Gnome is so engrossed in the story that he has forgotten to do his chores before supper. That’s what happens when you’re listening to a hare-raising tale. A rabbit tells his cotton tales That this Gnome finds hare-raising. His fluff he got from cotton bales; Now isn’t that amazing!