Caps for Sale

April 7, 2008 at 9:19 am (Uncategorized)

Caps for Sale.  It’s a children’s book, by Esphyr Slobodkina, about a hat peddler who wears his wares (ALL of them) and a bunch of mischief-making moneys who steal them while he’s asleep…and won’t give them back.  I loved this book when I was a kid.

This morning, I watched a newspaper-delivery man — not the ones who deliver to homes but the ones who deliver to newstands — carrying this monstrous stack of newspapers on his shoulder.  I’m not talking a foot of newspapers.  I’m talking maybe three, three-and-a-half feet of newspapers.  And they were balanced up there, since his arm couldn’t reach the top of the stack.

It made me think of Caps for Sale.  I nearly looked up to see if there were any monkeys hanging about, looking to make trouble — as monkeys do.

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