A Unicorn in the Garden



Once upon a sunny morning, a man who sat at his breakfast looked up from his scrambled eggs to see a white unicorn quietly cropping the roses in the garden. The man went up to the bedroom where his wife was still asleep and woke her.

‘There’ a unicorn in the garden,’ he said.’ It’s eating your roses.’

She opened one unfriendly eye and looked at him. ‘ The unicorn is a mythical beast,’ she said, and turned her back on him. The man walked slowly downstairs and out into the garden. The unicorn was still there. It was now browsing among the tulips. ‘Here, unicorn,’ said the man, and he pulled up a lily and gave it to the unicorn. The unicorn started to eat the lily.

The man went up again to his wife’s bedroom and woke up his wife again.’The unicorn is eating your lily,’ he said.

His wife sat up in bed and looked at his husband, coldly, ‘You’re a booby,’ she said, ‘and I am going to have  you put  in the booby-hatch.’

‘We’ll see about that’ said the man  angrily and left his wife. But for a moment turned back and added ‘ And it has a golden horn in the middle of its forhead’ he told her. Then he went back to the garden to watch the unicorn, but the unicorn had gone away.

The man had to go to work, as soon as he went out of the house, the wife got up and got dressed as fast as she could. ‘ Hallo, police?

I am in big trouble, my husband went crazy, please come and help me. Come as soon as possible. Thank you.’

The wife then  immediately called a psychiatrist. ‘Hallo, doctor Weber? I am in big trouble, my husband went crazy, please come and help me. Come as soon as possible. Thank you. And please, bring a straight-jacket.’ she added.

When the police and the psychiatrist arrived, the wife said, ‘ My husband saw a unicorn in the garden’ The police looked at the psychiatrist and the psychiatrist looked at the police. ‘ He told me it ate my flowers, and that it had a golden horn in the middle of its forehead’ she said.

At a quick signal from the psychiatrist, the police leaped from behind and seized the wife. They had a hard time subduing her, for she started to fight against the police. But they finally subdued her. Just as they got her into the straight-jacket, the husband came back home into the house.

‘Did you tell your wife that you saw a white unicorn this morning?’ asked the psychiatrist. ‘Of course not.’ said the husband. ‘The unicorn is a mythical beast. That’s common knowledge.’ ‘That’s all I wanted to know,’ said the psychiatrist. ‘Take her away.’ ‘ I’m sorry, sir but your wife is as crazy as a jay bird.’ So they took her away, and shut her up in an institution. The husband lived happily ever after.

The end.