One guard dog too old and tired to bark.
Two idealistic dancing robots who are short on skill but long on daring.
Three cups of sweet soup made from pansies, honey, cinnamon, and cream.
Four American tourists with faces more ironic than Wallace Stevens eating a vanilla cone at Versailles.
Five nightsticks of carved jade in the shape of slender elephants with diamond eyes and golden trunks that are used to squish ants.