Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday Teaser

"He hardly looked at her, but keeping his finger in the partly closed book... it was, she noticed, The Three Musketeers... asked what he could do for her in a tone that implied he hoped she would answer, 'Nothing. I'm just looking.'

"Nothing, thanks. I'm just looking," said Betsy obligingly. Then, realizing that she really had to buy five presents even though it meant delaying D'Artagnon's greatest feat she added, "That is, I can look around a few minutes if you're in an exciting place."

The boy grinned. "Oh, I've read it six times. Swell book!"

(Heavens to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace, Chapter 2, page 13-14)

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