Once upon the time there was a little boy whose father loved the musical Man of LaMancha and this love rubbed off on the three-year-old. So much so, in fact, that the little boy would ask his parents to turn on the LP and sit down on the couch. The little boy would provide them with a paper-towel roll that to him was a telescope. And then he would set the scene - or rather the voice of Richard Kiley would. And as Cervantes transformed into his knight, the child would pop-up from behind the arm chair brandishing his wooden "Robin Hood" sword astride his stick-horse stallion and charged into the arena as the dauntless knight, Donkey Hoti.
Happy Birthday: Agatha Christie (1890-1976)