|A bell for Peter Paul Rubens
||When I was come near
the barn, I did go in to get
. I put them in my apron pockets. The barn was rather dark. There were friendly shadows in its corners. When I came out I thought of
Peter Paul Rubens
. I did have thinks
service would be good for his soul. I went again into the barn to get his little bell that he does always wear around his neck to service, and I did put it on. There was a time when there was no little bell for Peter Paul Rubens to wear to service. That was in the days before one day when I did say to the
man that wears gray neckties
and is kind to mice "I do have needs of a little bell for Peter Paul Rubens to wear to church." I got it. And Peter Paul Rubens always knows he is going to the cathedral when I put that little bell around his neck. It does make lovely
as he goes walking down the aisle to the altar.
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003.