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Day 37
The Borning Time of Year

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  Now is the begins of the borning-time of the year. I did hurry home from school in a quick way in the afternoon of this day. Aidan of Iona come from Lindisfarne has said I may name the little lambs that now are coming. All day I did have thinks about what names to call them by. There are some names I do so like to sing the spell of. Some names I do sing over and over again when I do go on explores . I could hardly wait waits until school-getting-out time. I had remembers how Sadie McKibben says no child should grow a day old without having a name. Now some of those dear baby lambs are two and three days old since their borning-time.
  When I was come to where was Aidan of Iona come from Lindisfarne, I did tell him now I have come to name all your lambs. He did have one little lamb in his arms. He did tell me as how it was it didn't belong to anyone, and it was lonesome without a mother. He said he had thinks he would give it to me to mother. I was so happy. It was very white and very soft and its legs was slim and it had wants for a mother. It had likes for me to put my arms around it. I did name it first of all. I called it Menander Euripides Theocritus Thucydides . It had likes for the taste of my fingers when I did dip them into the pan of milk on the rock and then put them in its mouth. Its woolly tail did wiggle joy wiggles. And I did dance on my toes. I felt such a big amount of satisfaction feels having a lamb to mother.
  I am getting quite a big family now. After I did dip my fingers in the milk for Menander Euripides Theocritus Thucydides , I was going goes to see about getting a brandy bottle somewhere and a nipple, so this baby lamb could have a bottle to nurse like other babies hereabouts . When I did make a start to go, Aidan of Iona come Fom Lindisfarne did say, "You are not going away before you name the others, are you?" Of course I was not and he said Menander Euripides Theocritus Thucydides was full up of milk for today, and I could bring his bottle on the morrow .
  Then I did make begins to name the other lambs. They were dear and so dear. First one I did come to I did name Plutarch Demosthenes ; the next one I did name Marcus Aurelius . And one came close by Aidan of Iona come from Lindisfarne, and I called it Epicurus Pythagoras . One did look a little more little than the others: I called him Anacreon Herodotus . One was more big than all the others. I named him Homer Archimedes Chilon . He gave his tail a wiggle and came close to his mother. On had a more short tail and a question look in his eyes. I called him Sophocles Diogenes . And one more I called Periander Pindar , and one was Solon Thales , and the last one of all that had not yet a name, I did call him Tibullus Theognis . He was a very fuzzy lamb and he had very long legs.
  The shepherd did have likes for the names I did give to his little lambs, and the names I did give to his sheep a long time ago. And today, when he did tell me how he did have likes for their names, I did tell him how I have likes for them too, and how I have thinks to learn more about them when I do grow up more tall. I told him how I did sing the spell of the words to the fishes that live in the singing creek where the willows grew. After I said good-bye to all the other lambs, I did kiss Menander Euripides Theocritus Thucydides on the nose. I have thinks every eventime I will kiss him goodnight, because maybe he does have lonesome feels too, and maybe he does have longs for kisses like the longs I do have for them every night-time .
Follow One Character Before I was come to the house we do live in I did make a stop by the singing creek where the willows grow. I did print a message on a leaf. It was for the soul of William Shakespeare . I tied it on a willow branch. Then I did go by the cathedral to say thank prayers for Menander Euripides Theocritus Thucydides . And I did have remembers that this was the going-away day of Reine Marie Amélie in 1866 and Queen Elizabeth in 1603. And I did say a thank prayer for the goodness of them. It was near dark-time. There were little whispers in the woods and shadows with velvet fingers. I did sing, "Sanctus, Sanctus, sanctus, Dominus Deus."
Follow One Character Before I did come on to the house we live in , I did go aside to have sees of a cream lily that has its growing near unto the cathedral . I have watched the leafing of that lily, and I have watched its budding. A long time I have had thinks about it. Today its blooming-time was come. There it was. I went close unto it. My soul was full of thank feels. Ever since the day when Peter Paul Rubens did go away, I have looked for his soul in tree tops and all about. Now I have knows his soul does love to linger by this lily. I did kneel by it and say a thank prayer for the blooming of this fleur. Peter Paul Rubens's soul does love to linger near. If ever I go from here, I will take with me this lily plant. I did have feels that my dear Peter Paul Rubens was very near this eventime .

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