Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Wings, germans

Jane said, "I think it would be perfectly lovely. It's like a bright dream of delirium."

They found the sand-fairy easily. Anthea said:

"I wish we all had beautiful wings to fly with."

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"I heard father say the other day people got diseases from germans in rain water. ..."

"What are germans?"

"Little waggly things you see with microscopes," said Cyril with a scientific air.

(E. Nesbit, Five Children and It)

4 comments:

renew said...

I consider this an insult!

Nice addition to the sidebar, by the way.

Andrew Shields said...

Miles thought it was hysterically funny when we read it this evening.

SarahJane said...

achooo!

Andrew Shields said...

Gesundheit!