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This and That  by Lindelea 5 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 35 on 5/21/2014
Sweet! I love that he wants to give her such a delightful gift! But jumping with the cat wasn't exactly the best thing to do. Heh!

Author Reply: I imagine it's not a mistake he'll make twice.


TariReviewed Chapter: 35 on 5/14/2014
What a beautiful mathom. Pip's gift was worth more than any tangible gift.

Whenever I see the word "faunt" I immediately think of Narnia.

Author Reply: Oh, now I will think of Narnia whenever I see the word! I never quite put the two together before. I can be so compartmentalised...

A gift from the heart, whether it be a pebble or a wish, can mean so much more somehow.


Everlight18Reviewed Chapter: 35 on 5/14/2014
A cat's purr...what a sweet gift, although those scratches are going to sting something awful later on.

I also loved this bit.

Why wash, if one didnít get dirty? And why not get dirty, if one were to wash anyhow?

Author Reply: Children's logic is eminently logical, I find. I love to imagine that Pippin (and Ferdi, to some extent) kept this quality of whimsy, which is one reason he got on so well with people (especially children), except of course those with little or no imagination (or those who don't want to admit to having such a thing).

My, I'm rambling tonight. Hope that made sense.

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 35 on 5/13/2014
Oh, poor little Pip! And poor Eglantine! And poor kitty!

But this was so sweet and beautiful! ((hugs))

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Author Reply: I did, thanks! Breakfast in bed (French toast, yum), chocolate cheesecake for tea, watching a movie together as a family, frisbee on the front lawn -- a full day, for certain. (Hope you did, too!)

"Poor kitty" is right! I can only imagine how the unfortunate creature felt: happily snuggled in a secure hold, mostly asleep and enjoying gentle stroking, and then, without warning, the bottom drops out and you have that awful weightless falling feeling... (maybe not "awful" if you're skydiving or dreaming of flying, but certainly "awful" if you're not expecting such a thing!) Yikes!

(And poor little Pip, really too young to imagine the consequences of his actions. He had no fear of jumping, not after Merry and Ferdi's lesson. He didn't stop to think maybe the kitty wouldn't have the same reaction. He probably has heard all his short life about how cats land on their feet, and figures they're not afraid of heights, if he even thinks about it at all!)

Ah, Eglantine. It certainly gave her a story to tell for years afterward.

Thanks for the comments, and for the encouragement to go ahead and finish this one up instead of putting into storage until next year. I'm so good at procrastinating. (I'm procrastinating right now, can you tell? Ought to be in bed. Okay. Going now.)

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 35 on 5/13/2014
Aww, how sweet! LOL! A kitty's purr! Only a little child would think of a present like that. =)

Author Reply: Children can be so imaginative! I remember one small child who didn't want to wash her hand because her grandma had laid a kiss in her palm and she didn't want to wash it off, but wanted to keep it forever.


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