Monday, October 27, 2008

Thing Finders and Treasure Keepers

"What are we going to do now?" asked Tommy.
"I don't know what you are going to do," said Pippi, "but I know I can't lie around and be lazy. I am a Thing-finder and when you're a Thing-finder you don't have a minute to spare."
"What did you say you are?" asked Annika.
"A Thing-finder."
"What's that?" asked Tommy.
"Somebody who hunts for things, naturally. What else could it be?" said Pippi.
"The whole world is full of things and somebody has to look for them. And that's just what a Thing-finder does," she finished.
"What kind of things?" asked Annika.
"Oh, all kinds" said Pippi. "Lumps of fold, ostrich feathers, dead rats, candy snapcrackers, and tiny little screws, and things like hat."
--From Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren

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