The paint’s still wet The Paint's Still Wet! Rolland was a rat. A rotund, roly poly rat. He lived in a hole under the table, in the house of a very old lady. She knew he was there because every day she would drop a large dollop of her dinner and say “Oh dear, it’s fallen and I can’t get it”. So every day Rolland would have a meal. There was only one problem, Rolland didn’t have to move far to get his food, it came to him. So every day he just sat and waited.