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A Pictures Worth a Thousand Words
Over the past year, my 6-year-old sister Florence has been honing her reading skills. She reads everything she sees, and enjoys tackling the hard words in the Bible like blaspheme and Bythinia.
So one afternoon as I was enjoying a book myself, she called to me from across the room where she was reading Calvin and Hobbes.
Hey, Emily, wanna hear a joke?
Sure, Florence, I replied.
She started to read. She read with enthusiasm. She read with drama. She read, Blahg! Yah! Urghh! Munch, munch, munch... Whoop! Aughh! and burst out laughing. Still chortling, she asked, Isnt that a funny joke, Emily?
Now I know why they say, A pictures worth a thousand words!
Round Hill, Virginia