“It’s lovely to live on a raft.
We had the sky up there, all speckled
with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them,
and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened.
Jim he allowed they was made, but I allowed they happened;
I judged it would have took too long to MAKE so many.
Jim said the moon could a LAID them;
well, that looked kind of reasonable,
so I didn’t say nothing against it,
because I’ve seen a frog lay most as many,
so of course it could be done.
We used to watch the stars that fell, too, and see them streak down. Jim
allowed they’d got spoiled and was hove out of the nest.”
Excerpt from Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn.
Selected by: Poly Hatjimanolaki
Frog’s eggs from http://roomcandy.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/frog-eggs.jpg
Huckleberry Finn, the novel:
"We turned in and slept"