Monday, October 16, 2006

The Pig That's Bit Squeals

One of my favourite children's books of all time is L M Montgomery's 'Magic For Marigold' (1929). In it, the cantankerous Old Grandmother has some very wise and witty opinions indeed, and this is one of my favourites:

"I have no advice to give. I have nothing but a little wisdom and I cannot give you THAT. Neither can I help it if a woman has a bargain-counter nose"

"Are you referring to MY nose," inquired Aunt Leah with spirit. She often said she was the one in the clan who wasn't afraid of Old Grandmother.

"The pig that's bit squeals," retorted Old Grandmother.

 




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