|I'm sad that
Poliphus is going to school. I'm not allowed to go. I have to stay here at home.
I am going to learn to read and write though. I
will sit in the courtyard behind our house and teach myself.
I think I will read ALL of Aesop's
fables. I do like them. Momus used to let me listen when he read them to Poliphus.
I will just have to stay here at home
and help mother nurse our family through this DREADFUL plague that has
hit the city.