Wishing Stars They wish on stars there, too.
April 18th, 2013

" Huh!" said the Starling contemptuously. "Look at ‘em! They think they’re the World’s Wonders. Little miracles—-I don’t think! Of course you’ll forget the wind’s language—same as Jane and Michael."

" We won’t," said the Twins, looking at the Starling as if they would like to murder him.

The Starling jeered.

" I say you will," he insisted. " It isn’t your fault, of course," he added more kindly. " You’ll forget because you just can’t help it. There never was a human being that remembered after the age of one—at the very latest—-except, of course, Her." And he jerked his head over his shoulder at Mary Poppins.

" But why can she remember and not us?" said John.

" A-a-a-h! She’s different. She’s the Great Exception. Can’t go by her," said the Starling, grinning at them both.

John and Barbara were silent. The Starling went on explaining.

" She’s something special, you see. Not in the matter of looks, of course. One of my day-old chicks is handsomer than Mary P ever was."

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Mary Poppins, by P.L. Travers