". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Beg to Differ

Evan and I are still reading Charlotte's Web. This morning we had this passage:

"I didn't know you could lay eggs," said Wilbur in amazement.

"Oh, sure," said the spider. "I'm versatile."

"What does 'versatile' mean--full of eggs?" asked Wilbur.

"Certainly not," said Charlotte.

Hmmm, I don't know. In my experience, "versatile" and "full of eggs" seem to go hand in hand.