Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ellsworth of Chincoteague

Winchester, we're going to play a game.

Oh, boy! Are we going to play Chase the Crumpled Aluminum Foil Ball? Or Hunt the Mousie? What about my favorite game--Dig the Carpeted Stairs Then Run When The Writer Yells?

We're going to dress up and act like our favorite children's book character.

That doesn't sound like much fun.

Sure it is. Can you guess who I am?

Let's see . . . you've got string on your head. You're Miss Hickory the Mop.

That's not string! That's my mane and tail. I'm Misty of Chincoteague. Now I'm galloping over the dunes, making pony noises. Whinny-whinny, neigh-neigh, nicker-nicker.

I don't really have to play this lame game, do I?

Yes, you do. I want to see who you pick.

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