Today I’ll share a couple of short passages from books I’ve been reading recently with my children. Both made me laugh, though I guess the context also helps.
The first is from Susan M. Coolidge’s What Katy Did:
“Imogen was a bright girl naturally, but she had so read so many novels that her brain was completely turned.”
I love that.
And the second is from one of Joyce Lancaster Brisley’s Milly-Molly-Mandy books. In this passage Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends are trying to think of ways to celebrate her grandparents’ golden wedding anniversary:
“Let’s write a poem,” said little-friend-Susan.
So they thought awhile. And then Milly-Molly-Mandy said:
“Dear Grandpa and Grandma, we want to say
We wish you a happy Golden Wedding Day!”
“Bit long,” said Billy Blunt.