Goop Tales, Page 48


Sulkie never really disobeys his parents, but when he is asked to do anything he doesn’t want to do, he sulks so badly that it is almost as bad as if he refused outright, the way Wonty does. He scowls and frowns and whines and whimpers and scuffs his feet and hangs back. This picture shows the yard of the house where Sulkie lives. The Hotel Goop, that Cousin Billy made, is over behind the trees, near where Nibolene is playing tether-ball. Urapyg is running across the lawn shouting that the hotel is on fire, and he wants to use the express-wagon for a fire-engine. Of course the hotel is not really on fire. He is only playing that it is. Quirita has been pulling Sulkie up and down the board walk in the wagon, for she would rather be the horse than the driver. Sulkie has been having so much fun that when Cousin Billy came out on the steps and told him it was time for him to come in and go to bed, he began to sulk, as usual (just like Whymusty and Dowanto) “I don’t see why I have to come in now,” he whined, but he got down very slowly with a very unpleasant expression on his face, hanging back as long as he dared. “You know you have had a sore throat,” Cousin Billy Said, “and it is getting cold and damp, so you ought to be in the house. Why can’t you obey willingly and cheerfully, instead of sulking so? Are you a Goop?”


Comments are closed.