Fawkes the cook has had enough of Mr. Stuart's insults. And now Stuart's son is making advances on the maid, Fawkes' daughter. How much abuse can a good cook take? When it appears that a better position is within his grasp, Fawkes plots revenge, but even the best cooks can make a mistake, and snakes don't ask questions before they bite. Incorporating elements from the nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence," "Sixpence and Rye and a Snake in a Pie" weaves a cautionary tale of revenge gone horribly wrong.