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Ruth Stiles Gannett Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Ruth Stiles Gannett
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“When I left I promised I’d try to help him someday, although I couln’t see how. The rope around his neck is about the biggest, toughest rope you can imagine, with so many knots it would take days to untie them all.”
Ruth Stiles Gannett
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My Father's Dragon
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dragon
the Cat
Elmer Elevator
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promises
days
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ropes
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“He was the most excited baby dragon that ever lived. My father was in a hurry to fly away, and when the dragon finally calmed down a bit my father climbed up onto his back.”
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“When I grow up I’m going to have an airplane. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to fly just anywhere you might think of?”
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“Just as he was looking to see if he had anything left to eat, something hit him on the head. It was a tangerine. He had been sleeping right under a tree full of big, fat tangerines.”
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“Now, you gentlemen can save a lot of time if you just line up across the river and I’ll be along to give you each a lollipop.”
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“Very suspicious- tigers too busy chewing gum, Rhinoceros too busy brushing his tusk-must get hold of that invasion. Don’t like it one bit, not one bit! It’s upsetting everybody terribly-wonder what it’s doing here, anyway.”
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“But this is very special chewing gum, if you keep on chewing it long enough it will turn green, and then if you plant it, it will grow more chewing gum, and the sooner you start chewing the sooner you’ll have more.”
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“First you brush a while, and then you comb, and then you brush again until all the twigs and snarls are gone. Then you divide it up in three and braid it like this and tie a ribbon around the end.”
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“Many people have tried to explore Wild Island, but not one has come back alive. We think they were eaten by the wild animals.”
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“It’s a trick! It’s a trick! There’s an invasion and it must be after our dragon. Kill it! Kill it!”

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