Tommy’s parents were in denial about his crossed bills. They made excuses that he just had a lazy tongue or a lisp. Birth defects like this didn’t happen in the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa. the Face of Everyman tried to explain that it wasn’t a deformity; but a evolutionary adaptation to eating seeds from pine cones. He’d be just fine when they got to the Big Tree Timeshare owned by the venerable sage. He was sure that Tommy would make new friends.