|A ride in the fascinator
|By-and-by, after a long time, the
called me to come out from under the bed. She told me to put on my coat and her big
on my head. She fastened my coat with safety-pins, then she gave me a
with its lid on tight. She told me to go straight to the
house for the milk, and to come straight home again. I started to go straight for the milk. When I came near the
, I went over to it to get the pet mouse,
. I thought that a walk in the fresh air would be good for his health. I took one of the safety-pins out of my coat. I pinned up a corner of the fascinator. That made a warm place next to my curls for Felix Mendelssohn to ride in. I call this mouse Felix Mendelssohn because sometimes he makes very sweet music.
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003.