Squirrel with Pearl Earring

Chapter Four

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“Just read the story right the way it is, please.

They dragged out napkins and baby clothes, light bulbs and feather fans, bicycles and fencing swords. They rolled out fishing rods and radios, hampers and hamster cages, harnesses and riding crops. They lifted out hats half eaten by moths, lace well yellowed with age, books dark dusted with mold, and teacups chock filled with moss. They wheeled out shovels and knives, muskets and cannonballs, cherry bombs and gas masks.

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“Just read the story right the way it is, please.”

They dragged out napkins and baby clothes, light bulbs and feather fans, bicycles and fencing swords. They rolled out fishing rods and radios, hampers and hamster cages, harnesses and riding crops. They lifted out hats half eaten by moths, lace well yellowed with age, books dark dusted with mold, and teacups chock filled with moss. They wheeled out shovels and knives, muskets and cannonballs, cherry bombs and gas masks.