The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 6 – The Engagement

Chapter 6 – The Engagement Six months later, everyone heard the rumors of Miss Hildegarde Moncrief’s and Mr. Benjamin Button’s engagement. (I say “rumors” because Hildegarde’s father refused to announce it publicly. He said he would rather fall on a sword than announce it.) There was a feverish excitement in Baltimore, and everyone was talkingContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 6 – The Engagement”

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 4 – Eighteen Years Old

Chapter 4 – Eighteen Years Old I won’t say much about Benjamin Button’s life in his teenage years. They were normal years for a person who grows backwards. When Benjamin was eighteen, he looked about fifty. He had more hair and it was a dark gray. He walked confidently and his voice was strong andContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 4 – Eighteen Years Old”

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 3 – Childhood

Chapter 3 – Childhood Mr. and Mrs. Button did everything they could. They cut the newborn’s hair short. They dyed it black. They shaved his face until it shined. And they bought boy’s clothes (the tailor-who had to adjust the clothes to fit a grown man-was beyond surprised!). Even so, it was impossible for theContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 3 – Childhood”

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 2 – After Birth

Chapter 2 – After Birth “Good morning,” Mr. Button said, nervously, to the clerk in the clothing store. “I want to buy some clothes for my child.” “How old is your child, sir?” “About six hours,” answered Mr. Button, without thinking. “The baby department is in the back.” “Actually, I don’t think… I’m not sureContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 2 – After Birth”

Daily Reading – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Today, I read the classic short story, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” It was written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald in 1922. Fitzgerald is most famous for writing “The Great Gatsby.” Have you read the book or seen the movie? “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” was also made into a movie a few yearsContinue reading “Daily Reading – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – 24 – Home Again

Chapter 24 – Home Again Aunt Em had just come out of the house to water the cabbages when she looked up and saw Dorothy running toward her. “My darling child!” she cried, hugging the little girl in her arms and coving her face with kisses. “Where in the world have you been?” “The LandContinue reading “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – 24 – Home Again”

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – 23 – Glinda the Good Witch Grants Dorothy’s Wish

Chapter 23 – Glinda the Good Witch Grants Dorothy’s Wish Before they went to see Glinda, however, they were taken to a room of the castle. There, Dorothy washed her face and combed her hair. The lion shook the dust out of his mane. The scarecrow patted his body into shape. And the tin manContinue reading “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – 23 – Glinda the Good Witch Grants Dorothy’s Wish”

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – 22 – The Country of the Quadlings

Chapter 22 – The Country of the Quadlings The four travelers passed through the the rest of the forest safely. And when they came out of the forests, they saw a steep hill, which was covered from top to bottom with rock. “That will be a difficult climb,” said the scarecrow, “but we have toContinue reading “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – 22 – The Country of the Quadlings”