Saturday, January 23, 2010

and yet...

And yet at other times Wee Small could be a bit more concise herself when describing a story.
For example:

...and then she was in a room and she was in the room on a chair and she had to do something and it was twelve and the little man came and he did it and he went away and he came back and there was a king and he was...he was...she was giving him the gold, and she gave it all to the king and she was in the room again and there wasn't a frog and...

5 comments:

humel said...

That's the difference between sums and stories. Stories need lots of words. The lack of frog is an important detail. (Where was the frog?) Repetition for effect is a stylistic device.

Sums though just need numbers and fingers.

TummyMountain said...

I listen and I listen, and I still don't understand. I dare not interrupt as we will go straight back to the beginning and start again, and I dare not say "what frog?" in case Wee Small gets upset with me for not understanding. Occaisionally I glance over at The Little One (being the eldest) for her to tell me what the story actually is.

Anonymous said...

that sounds like a beautiful interpretation of Rumpelstiltskin to me loved that story when I was a kid and there most definitely is no frog.

Lizzie said...

It must be important that the frog is not there. I expect he had to go shopping in the "Lily Centre" and was too busy to bother with the king and his gold.
Perhaps he will be in the story tomorrow.

TummyMountain said...

If the little man is Rumpelstiltkin, maybe he is popping in and out with the frog doing a bit of shopping. Maybe in the Rumpelstiltkin story we just can't see the little frog tapping his feet and looking at his watch impatiently as the little man spins the gold. I have noticed that the little ones seem to see small details that elude the big ones. I will have to check the fairy tale books most closely for signs of a frog.