Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Floriade Farm Animals

There was nothing special about Somerset County."  "It was a deeply ordinary place."
[After the goose's eggs have hatched]

Wilbur: Congratulations! How many are there?
Goose: There are seven.
Charlotte: Seven is a lucky number.
Goose: [proudly] Luck has nothing to do with it! It was good management and hard work.
Wilbur: [to a lamb] Wanna play?

Lamb: [to older sheep] May I, papa?
Old Sheep: Certainly not. In the first place, you can't get out of your pen. In the second place, sheep do
not play with pigs.

[The family arrives at the farm to take Wilbur to the fair]

Homer Zuckerman: There he is!
Mr. Arable: That's some pig.
Avery: He's terrific.
Lurvy: He's radiant.
Mrs. Zuckerman: Well, he's clean anyway. That buttermilk certainly helped.

"Fern says the animals talk to each other. Dr Dorian, do you believe animals talk?"

I never heard one say anything," he replied. "But that proves nothing. It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn't catch the remark because I wasn't paying attention. Children pay better attention than grown-ups... Perhaps if people talked less, animals would talk more."

Quotes: Film adaptation of the book, Charlotte's Web, by EB White.
Photos by me.


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