Sunday, October 24, 2004

She ran into the woods and was not found by the servants until the sun was going down.

Seven years later she sneaked away from St. Torpid's to buy forbidden jujubes.

The hippopotamus attracted her attention from the back of a pantechnicon. "Fly at once! he said. "All is discovered."

She remembered the novel with yellow covers at the bottom of the laundry bag.

-from Edward Gorey's The Admonitory Hippopotamus

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