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The Caboose Who Got Loose Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from The Caboose Who Got Loose
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″ ‘I can wish,’ sighed poor Katy, ‘What else can I do? If you wish hard enough then your wish might come true.’ ”
Bill Peet
author
The Caboose Who Got Loose
book
Katy Caboose
character
wishing
hard
wishes
poor thing
dreams come true
to sigh
concepts
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“Like a great glaring eye, then, the light searched about. It flashed past the trees down the steep rocky bluff And it searched high and low, but not quite high enough.”
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“Often Katy would wish that she someday could be something quiet and simple like a lovely elm tree, or a ramshackle barn all alone on a hill where the noisiest thing was a squeaky windmill.”
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“What she wished most to be, much more than the rest, Was a cabin she’d seen on her trips through the west. A little log shack half-covered with vines Perched on a slope in a forest of pines.”
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“High up in the mountains were terrible ledges Where the track ran along only feet from the edges. The view was breathtaking but after one look, It was so upsetting she shivered and shook.”
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“Her trips always ended near a city somewhere Way out in a freight yard with smoke clouding the air, Where a turmoil of trains made a great noisy rumble On crisscrossing tracks, an impossible jumble.”
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″ ‘From now on,’ Katy promised, ‘I shall never complain, I’ll be a happy caboose at the end of a train And put up with the jolts, the train noise, and the rest, All the smoke that rolls by- or at least try my best.’ ”
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“She was free of the train! At last she was loose! And away down the track went Katy caboose, On down the grade she flew faster and faster Straight for a curve and certain disaster.”
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“When Katy hit the curve she took off like a kite, High over the treetops on her first and last flight, That would quickly have ended poor Katy caboose If it hadn’t been for two towering spruce. The caboose became caught in a very tight squeeze Between the tall trunks of two evergreen trees.”
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“Katy stayed in the treetops, no one ever found her. Except for the squirrels and the birds all around her. At last she was free, just as free as the breeze, And how Katy did love it up there in the trees.”

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