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Scene 40
Sadie McKibben Has Understandings

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  On the way home from school tonight I did meet with Sadie McKibben , and it was very nice to see her freckles. And she wore her blue gingham apron with cross stitches on it. First when we were met she did kiss me on each cheek. Then she was going to shake hands with me, but I could not shake hands with her with my right hand because Louis II, le Grande Condé , was asleep in my sleeve. I had fears shaking hands with my right hand would disturb his calm. So I gave explanations . And Sadie McKibben did have understanding . She gave me a kiss on my nose and smoothed back my curls and shook hands with my left hand.
  When she so did, Felix Mendelssohn did poke his nose out the cuff. He made a quick run up my arm and settled down on my shoulder. He is a very quick-moving mouse. Sadie McKibben did see the movement his moving did make on my sleeve. She asked me if that was all my friends I did take to school today. Then I lifted up my apron and I did show her Lucian Horace Ovid Virgil . He was riding in a pocket in my underskirt. She did have wantings to know why it was that I was not carrying him in my apron pocket as I use to do. I told her I did not so now, for teacher does feel of my apron pockets when I do come into school in the morning; so I carry my friends in my sleeves and in pockets in my underskirt.
  Sadie McKibben did have understanding . And she did say she thought she would have to be getting me a little basket to carry them in. She said she was going to speak to the man that wears gray neckties and is kind to mice about the matter. I have thinks to be carried in a warm basket will please the souls of Louis II, le Grand Condé , and Felix Mendelssohn and Lucian Horace Ovid Virgil and all the little folk that do go walking with me. It will be almost as nice as to ride in the pockets of the papa's big coat . I have thinks I will have needs to put pockets in that basket and divides so there in it will be little rooms, little rooms for all the folks of the nursery . I will let them have their turns riding to school in the basket. And there is enough room in my seat so that basket can set right beside me. I can hardly wait waits until I do have that basket.
Follow One Character When Sadie McKibben did kiss me good-bye, she gave me a sugar lump for William Shakespeare and a piece of cheese for Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus and a bone for Brave Horatius and ten corn seeds for Lars Porsena of Clusium . She does have knowings of the likings of my friends. Then she went her way, and I did come my way home to the house we live in .
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