Today I learned that Sylvie prefers to receive sound financial advice in her mockingbird songs. You see, if your initial investment goes into the silver mine rather than the mockingbird or diamond ring, you can then afford all the livestock you could ever rhyme in a lullaby, in addition to their associated pull-carts and other accessories. Additionally, with the presumed returns on that mine, you would then be able to afford a reputable appraiser to prevent being taken in by forgeries in any later diamond-ring related investments, plus, you would also easily be able to replace any “broke” looking glasses, pull-carts, Chevrolets, drilled boards, or spilled flour bags with ease. Of course, all that is assuming that returns on the mine outweighs your initial buy-in price; however, in the worst case scenario that it’s the mine itself that ends up “broke,” I’d avoid any subsequent investment in discount billygoats, as the discount gives us reason to believe it’s mean. Instead, we should skip straight to the dog named Rover, even in the case that he can’t bark, because his potential as a faithful companion has never been brought into question, and we have every reason to believe he is a good good pupper.