Posted by Ed Kiser on January 19, 2017 at 08:18:41 user Kisered.
In Reply to: Re: Review of 'Swallows, Amazons and Coots' posted by Peter Hyland on January 18, 2017 at 07:13:17:
Titty did have those somewhat psychological moments. There was her imagination that had her pretending the Man Friday visit in S&A, and the melting in the fire of the GA wax doll that hinted at certain Religious procedures not normally associated with her normal life to the point she was sincerely worried that maybe she had truly harmed the GA. The "let's pretend" play world was creeping into her real world with not really accepting the difference of those two sets of rules. This was different from her "Man Friday" moment which she kept in the "let's pretend" mode in her mind. But that GA doll really bothered her. She was considered by the others, especially Susan, as not to be always believed, that she was apt to let her imagination run away with her, as when she kept insisting she heard the thieves on Cormorant Island bury the treasure. But to give credit when truly earned, she did have the sense to grab the AMAZON and "steal" it to win the "war." And as for her fear of the divining rod trauma, she did have the courage, once she was alone, to pick it up and have another go with it again, and this time to have some serious positive results.
Ed Kiser, Kentucky, USA [ firstname.lastname@example.org ]
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