Tuesday, October 27, 2009

And We Proceeded On

We finished Rikki Tikki Tavi last Thursday, and then the next day came the horrible realization that there was NO MORE STORY. Hey. Wait a minute Miss Victoria. We were being ENTERTAINED by that. We're not going back to dumb picture books.

Yeah, little munchkins, your brains are MINE now.

So, naturally, one bright young man raises his hand and says suspiciously, "Hey. That book is really big."

Miss Victoria nods cheerfully, "Yep, it is."

Another bright young thing raises HER hand, "And hey. Rikki Tikki Tavi wasn't THAT long."

Miss Victoria shrugs nonchalantly, taking up slack in the line, reeling in, "No, well I told you guys there were other stories in The Jungle Book. The Mowgli stories, remember?"

Comments bubble from my wolf pack, "Well...aren't we going to READ those?"

Miss Victoria looks doubtful, "Weeeelllll I dunno you guys....those stories are kind of hard...are you SURE?"

Class: Uh, YES?!

So I told them I'd read the first few pages of the first story, Mowgli and his Brothers and they could decide if they wanted to keep going. Eight pages later, "Do you think you want to hear the rest?"

Class: Uh, YES?!

Yeah. Thought so, wolf cubs.

The strength of the pack is the wolf
And the strength of the wolf is the pack.

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