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Robyn Starkey 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).

Robyn 
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