Thursday, March 20, 2008

folks call me Dill

(for Carol)

"I'm Charles Baker Harris.  I can read. ... I just though you'd like to know I can read.  You got anything needs readin' I can do it..."

"How old are you," asked Jem, "four-and-a-half?"

"Goin' on seven."

"Shoot no wonder, then," said Jem, jerking his thumb at me.  "Scout yonder's been readin' ever since she was born, and she ain't even started to school yet.  You look right puny for goin' on seven."

"I'm little but I'm old." 

1 comment:

angie said...

these posts remind me why i love this book so much, it is hilarious! it has me in stitches for pretty much the whole thing. the syrup, dill and syrup, theres so many more!