|Standing in the Corner at School
||After I did dishtowel all the dishes that we did use in the breakfast meal, the
did send me to get barks for the warming
. While I was getting barks I did stop to
that were in and under all the barks. Those plump wiggles will grow and change. They will grow and change into beetles. I have seen them do so. I have taken them from the bark and they did so grow into beetles -- after some long time. In the
I kept them while they did so change.
||After the barks was in I did go my way to
. I went aside to Saint Firmin by Nonette. I made a stop where the willows grow. I love to touch fingers with the willows. Then I do feel the feels the willows feel. I did tell them all and every one about this being the
of Charlemagne in 814 and the
of Henry VII in 1457. Each pussy-willow baby did wear a
gray silk tricot
. He did look warm. He smiled, "Bonjour, petite
," in a friendly way. I think he does remember the days in summer when I did drink in inspirations dabbling my toes by his toes there in the singing brook.
||When I did have talks with them for a little time, I did go on. And all along I stopped very often on the way to talk to the other pussy-willows. I was quite late to
made me stand in the corner to get my lesson with my face to the wall. I didn't mind that at all. There was a window in that part of the wall. It was near the corner. I
at my book sometimes. Most of the times I looked looks out the window. I had seeing of little plant folks just peeping out of the earth to see what they could see. I did have thinks it would be nice to be one of them, and then grow up and have a flower and bees a-coming and
at fall-time. I have thinks this is a very interest world to live in. There is so much to see out the window when teacher does have one to stand in the corner to study one's lesson.
did send me to my seat to get my
for arithmetic, I did put
Lucian Horace Ovid Virgil
in my desk by my
. I keep my books in one little corner of my desk, and that does leave a lot of room for my animal friends. There was room enough for Lucian Horace Ovid Virgil to take little nice hops. But while I was having recites with arithmetic, he hopped a little hop too far and he fell out of my desk. I had quivers, and it was hard to pay attentions to arithmetic. When our lessons were done I made a quick go to my seat. I looked a look under for him. He was not there. I looked more looks about. He was rows away over by the seat-row where
has her sitting. I did almost sit sideways in my seat, I had such anxious feels about him.
had seeing. She made a reach over. She picked him up in a gentle way. She put him in her apron pocket. She made a begin to study her geography. She asked
if she might get a drink from the dipper in the wrap-room. She went. She made a come-back from the wrap-room down our row, going to her geography class. When she went by my desk, she put her hand in my pocket. She went on to the recite bench.
Lucian Horace Ovid Virgil
was back again in my apron pocket. I felt an immense amount of
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003