Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wishka, Washka, Wushka

"[T]he fairy jumped up and down in front of the old lady squirrel three times, and said: ‘Wishka, Washka, Wushka!’ which is magical, you know, and then she added: ‘Look at your tail!’ and believe me, if grandma’s tail hadn’t turned silver-gray, just like grandpa’s, and she felt ever so much better. Then the fairy jumped out of the window and disappeared, after saying good-bye.” —Howard Roger Garis, Johnnie and Billie Bushytail (1910)

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