For those of you who are missing Arthur stories, here are a few from the draft file: Arthur sits on the floor, reading Calvin and Hobbes with Darcy. The boys discuss the pictures, and every so often Arthur will ask, “What’s this word, Mary?” He never wants to know the plot; he’s disinterested in the dialogue, just picks out the occasional word at random. It takes me a few repetitions to see that there is in fact a pattern: Arthur is asking about all the words that look
Arthur: Mary, I want to say something to you. Mary: Well, Arthur, I don’t want to listen right now. Arthur: [pause] Well, I’ll just say it, then.
And, for the true Mary's place afficianado, here's an Arthur-and-Darcy: Arthur: I love you, Darcy. Darcy: I love you, too, Arthur. Arthur: I love you, Darcy. Darcy: I heard you the first time, Arthur. Arthur: I love you, Darcy. Darcy: Arthur! If you don't stop that, I won't love you any more!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ © 2006, Mary P