“Why?” Oh, they asked that as they died.
"So you wonder about that now, do you? So long, with top billing, with all the fame. You die, and only I am brave enough to seek vengeance. I could not escape you, but now you cannot escape me…“
O leaned down, bending over the corpses of E and I.
"E-I-E-I-O,” O growled. “Always the important letters, the ones everyone remembered. But it started with me, with the O in Old MacDonald. Old And oinks and moos and honks were mine! But everyone just remembered you."
"And all you could think,” O crowed as the letters burned, “was to ask me why I was doing this, when that contains not a real vowel at all!"
And so O left the scene of the crime, never wondering why U, with only two utterances in the song, had not joined in the seeking of vengeance.
But U and Y had plans of their own… and the less said of I the better.