`I passed by his garden, and marked, with one eye,
How the Owl and the Panther were sharing a pie--'
The Panther took pie-crust, and gravy, and meat,
While the Owl had the dish as its share of the treat.
When the pie was all finished, the Owl, as a boon,
Was kindly permitted to pocket the spoon:
While the Panther received knife and fork with a growl,
And concluded the banquet--
Mock Turtle: "the most confusing thing I ever heard." *
from Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
*Can't you just hear Groucho deliver that line?