“As someone once said” | John Locke
(not that one, the other one)
From the introduction To Miss Missy’s School: A Pack of Farm Dogs Starts a School,
“A Letter from Marica to you”
I hope you make some new friends here at Miss Missy’s School! Before you begin reading the story, though, I must tell you something. Some of your new friends have foibles— minor shortcomings.
Gilbert likes to say, “As someone once said…” and then quotes a famous person. But he never tells us who said what! I looked up Gilbert’s quotes, found out a bit about the person who said what, and included that at the end of the chapters in which the quotes appear. Gil’s other minor flaw is that he sometimes talks as he did in his hippy days. Can you dig it?
From Chapter II: What’s Happening? Bebe and Gilbert come running down the path from the little cottage off in the distance. Gilbert greets Missy and others in her pack and says, “I bid you top o’ the morning, as someone once said.”
Miss Missy’s School Book I: A Pack of Farm Dogs Starts a School by Marica Bernstein. Illustrated by Caroline Cooper. Old Schoolhouse Road Publishing, 2021.
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