Once upon a time there was a Little Cake who lived on a plate in the kitchen.
The Little Cake knew that the world outside could be a dangerous place and so never ventured to the edges of the plate.
One day, a Mouth came to the plate. and spoke to the Little Cake.
"Hello, who are you?" said the Mouth.
"I am the Little Cake," replied the Little Cake politely.
"What do you do here on the plate?" asked the Mouth.
"Well, mostly I just stay here in the middle and -"
"NOM!" went the Mouth.