Posted by Polly Anna on September 21, 1999 at 16:40:19:
In Reply to: Message to Miss Polly Anna posted by Miss Gaylee Cooper on September 20, 1999 at 20:19:01:
: WELL! That's what I get for trying to be a good neighbor and giving you the chance to meet a REFINED little boy who comes from a good family and doesn't know the MEANING of nasty words like the ones that came out of the beak of that flea-bitten green chicken of yours and now poor little Percival has plaster patches all over his wee nose and SNATCHES of hair missing from his sweet little head, and Dr. Markus Well Bee says he'll be lucky if he isn't SCARRED for life, and I don't know what I'll tell his mother when she comes to take him back to Boston tomorrow I was always her favorite sister, but I can see there will be some sharp words exchanged between us now, and oh dear oh dear I am SO DISTRESSED!!
: What was that word the bird said as we went out the door? I don't believe I've heard that one before. *Such an interesting vocabulary as that bird has!*
: Miss Gaylee Cooper
Dear Miss Gaylee,
Oh my, I'm SEW sorry for the little brouhaha yesterday. I do hope your adorable little nephew has recovered from his fright (not to mention his bite!) by now. My, that boy has a healthy set of lungs, doesn't he?
However, once things quieted down a bit, and we got all the bleeding under control, I finally had an opportunity to think about what happened. I do believe that your Darling Percival may have startled my precious, sweet, snooky-wooky Basil, and that may have led to the...er...accident. I have it on good authority that parrots are very protective of their eyes, and I'm just sure that when Basil saw that stubby little finger coming at his head, he felt threatened. That would explain the way he lunged at Percival with that wild gleam in his little yellow eyes.
As for language, I'm sure I don't know what you are referring to. I heard the dear little birdie hollering a bit, but none of it was anything like real words...I mean, there certainly were no words *I* ever heard before, I'm sure! Mayhap your vocabulary is more extensive than mine, dear?
At any rate, I am sure it was all a freak accident, and will never, ever happen again. And as I always say, all's well that ends well, and this has ended just fine, really. I mean, Percival was far too big a boy for those long curls, anyway, don't you think. This new, shorter hair will be easier for him to take care of, and I'm sure that the doctor is right about there being no scarring. Everything's just lovely, I do believe, or my name's not...
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