rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Dec 2 21:36:05 EST 2003
>For some years I assumed the narrator in the Bastable stories was female,
>because I knew the author was, and thought there was one more child than
>there really is in that family. I don't think I cottoned on to the fact
>that Oswald was also the narrator until I was at least seven.
>She is a bit confusing that way.
I think the Bastable example is hilarious. When I read them as a child I
found it confusing, but later rereadings had me laughing out loud at those
telltale bits of description ("Oswald was very brave", or Oswald's idea was
the best one, or whatever).
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