|"Don't bring that in here," the vicar said, watching the donkey drop his load on the church steps.
"But it's for the Nativity," the curate explained as he led the animal toward the altar.
"Hurrumph!" exclaimed the vicar, leaving to get a bucket and shovel.
"Don't bring those in here," said the vicar, watching the curate chase a flock of sheep up the aisle.
"But it's for the nativity."
"You can't bring them in here," the vicar shouted as three camels undulated toward the straw now strewn over the apse.
"What the ..." the vicar came close to swearing as four goats munched on the flower displays. "What have goats got to do with the Nativity?"
"Vicar, vicar, there's a crowd of people outside, come to see the Nativity."
"Bring them in here, man, bring them in here."