Posted by Ayesha on August 24, 1998 at 18:57:44:
In Reply to: Re: The Wept of Wish Ton Wish...a Burning Question! posted by Marcia on August 24, 1998 at 12:10:39:
: Dear Gayle,
: After several weeks of trying to figure out the title of this book, I've decided it can't be helped...I must bow to those of superior knowledge (you!) and ask for explanation, please. (Since I'm starting my last attempt at reading Cooper with The Leatherstocking Tales, it will be way too long (if ever) before I get to this book to discover the answer for myself, so I'm hoping you will indulge me here.)
: What the heck does that title mean??? Is this the story of a town (Wish Ton Wish-on-Avon or something) wherein the citizenry (The Wept) are miserable and perpetually crying??? Or is it the story of a person (Ms/Mr Wish Ton Wish) who has in her/his possession that rarest of objects, The Wept? I give up! *me, singing here, "Help me, Rhonda, Help, Help me Rhonda...help me Rhonda, yeah, get it out of my mind!!" (Note: substitute "Gaylee" for "Rhonda", of course!)
: Color Me Even More Totally Confused Than Usual!
I love your post. Thank you for your wonderful sense of humor. It surely is the strangest title in bookdom! Have you ever read "Ride the Wind" by Lucia St. Clair Robson? It was a great book with the same subject material.
Gayle, I appreciate your tracking down this list for us. I will call them tomorrow. One of the other posters on the board has read the book. She seemed to get through it o.k. So maybe it is not as hard to read as other "Cooper" tales.
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