September 26. “Button, remember the rats in the study especially in the room you now occupy?
That must have been very scary, unpleasant and disgusting!”
“Not at all. In fact there were 3 of them and I made friends with all three. The problem is that you are all scared of rats when, actually, it should be the other way around. One rat told me how he sat atop the cupboard in my room and kept peering at you from his perch, contemplating whether he should jump on you and scare the living daylights out of you so he could escape. The other turned around and asked me how giant-sized human beings can be scared of tiny little rats and had a hearty laugh showing his buck teeth. He even had a dimple.”
“But you know how city people are. They are scared even of a tiny ant! My own daughters are scared of the tiniest moths and centipedes!”
“At least with them around, I had company when you’re not there.”