Being the honest truth about the Great Grasshopper War, later known as the War of McBroom's Ear of Corn "so big you couldn't see it at a single glance." How McBroom camouflaged it With whitewash and tied it to the top of the Franklin car and the rain on the Way to the Fair washed the whitewash off; the hoppers caught up and ripped the husk off and the car backfired and sent them flying; the Franklin made it into the main building and the enormous ear won first, second, third prize and honorable mention; the heat inside grew so infernal that the corn began to pop-pop-pop. . . pop. . . pop-pop-pop-pop-pop. . . . . Just try to put that down before you finish! More yeasty Fleischman.