1."I once had a sweet little doll, dears, The prettiest doll in the world; Her cheeks were so red and so white, dears, And her hair was so charmingly curled.
But I lost my poor little doll, dears, As I played in the heath one day; And I cried for more than a week, dears; But I never could find where she lay."
2."Writing and arithmetic were another matter. Writing was a joy! Vivid in one's mind as one licked the pencil and prepared for action the letters glowed, gaily coloured. Slender crimson-lake A; rotund, grass-green B; curving, beautiful smoke-blue C...I think these colours may have been imprinted on my mind by the square, brick-like blocks from which, at three years old, I had learnt the Alphabet with no trouble at all."
3. "I think sleeping was my problem in school. If school had started at 4:00 in the afternoon, I'd be a college graduate today."
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