You have all heard the story of the five little pigs.
This little piggy went the market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef.
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home.
What many do not know is that there were actually six little pigs. It’s a secret that has been kept for hundreds of years.
This is the story of the sixth little pig. It was written by a Queen long ago for her son.
Long ago there lived a pig in the quaint kingdom of Porcetta. His name was Norbert. He was a little different from the other pigs in the town for he wasn’t pink like the other pigs. He was born magenta. The other pigs laughed and pointed at him. It made him feel terribly sad. Norbert wanted so very much to have a friend. It was something that he felt in the depth of his little piggy heart. He wished they could see past his exterior and realize that he was just like them. He played ball like them, and loved to sing like them. He even swam like them. But they never gave him a chance.
One day Norbert went for a walk through the woods. He heard a someone whimpering. It was a little pig. He rushed over to the piggy and asked, “What’s wrong little piggy?” The little piggy responded, “I was trying to find my way to the market but I got lost.” Nobert took the piggy by the hand and said “Don’t worry. I’ll take you there.” Norbert walked him all the way to the market. The piggy was very grateful. Then he hugged Norbert. Norbert had never been hugged before and he like it very much.
Norbert continued his walk through woods. He heard a soft whimper again. It was coming from a house that was set deep in the woods. He walked towards it. There he found a pig dressed in a suit. This pig looked like he meant business. Norbert walked up to him and asked him ” Why are you crying?” The piggy replied “I have been working for a year straight and I am very tired. Today is my wife’s birthday and I wish I didn’t have to go to work.” Just then he came up with a brilliant idea. “Why don’t I go to work for you?” he said. The little piggy jumped up with excitement and said, ” That is a tremendous idea. My wife will be so happy! Thank you.” Norbert went home put on his best suit and went to work. Everyone at the office was amazed at how quickly he learned the job. It was a great day for Norbert.
Lunchtime was Norbert favorite time of the day. He was on his way to his favorite restaurant, Le Pig Pen. On his way he saw a poor hungry piggy sitting on the side of the road. He felt very bad for this piggy. Norbert went into the restaurant and ordered his meal. He ordered French onion soup with a side of strawberry pie. It was delicious. Right before he left he asked for one more thing: a side of roast beef. He paid the bill and headed outside towards the hungry piggy on the side of the road. “Are you hungry?” he asked the piggy. “Yes”, replied the piggy. Norbert pulled out a small container with the words LE PIG PEN written on it. “Here you go. Enjoy” said Nobert. The little piggy grinned from ear to ear. “Thank you. You made my day.” Norbert felt that it was his day that was made. He was just happy that he could help.
On his way back home that evening, he saw two pigs that had been arguing. He went over to hear what all the bickering was about. One pig was arguing because he had no money. The other pig, it seemed, owed him the money. They both had none. They yelled at each other. One of the pigs became so distraught he ran home crying. Norbert followed the pig who went wee wee wee all the way home. When he found him he asked “Excuse me. I don’t mean to be nosey, but I overheard you arguing about some money. How much money do you owe the other pig?” “Twenty dollars,” he replied. Norbert said “Why don’t I lend you the money to pay the other piggy? You can pay me back whenever you want.” The piggy stopped crying. He grinned from to ear to ear. “You would do that for me?”, he said. “Sure,” replied Norbert. The other pig quickly took the money to the piggy who had none. They became friends again.
The very next morning Norbert heard a knock on the door. Who could be knocking on my door? he thought. He opened the door. There they were, the five little pigs he had helped the day before. “Can I help you?” said Norbert. They all replied, “We just thought maybe you could use some company.” Norbert was thrilled to have visitors. “Yes. Come on in.”
Norbert was very happy helping everyone. That night he went to bed thinking about all the smiles he put on everyone’s faces. Even though sometimes he felt like an outsider he was an honest friend and was truly needed by everyone. The five little pigs and him all remained friends till the end of time.
The Queen who wrote this story had a son who was born with polydactyly of the foot or as we know it, an extra toe. She created the six little pigs to help him accept his uniqueness.
And they all lived happily ever after.