And another from the wise one...

Nicholas is sick today.  He has taken to pondering lately.  He wonders why there are mosquitoes and hurricanes and hornets--why "bad things" in general.

Nicholas:  "It all started with misbehaving.  If Adam and Eve hadn't disobeyed God, we'd never get sick and we wouldn't have bad bugs..."

Pause for musing. And then the closing thought:

"You'd think if you had the whole perfect world to yourself, with no one to bother you, you could behave better than that."

You'd think.