Freddy and the Popinjay Quotes.

1. "You oughtn’t to go in swimming when you’re alone, Freddy said. You might have drowned. I suppose I might have, at that, said the cow. But it’s such fun when I think I’m going to float, and then I just sink."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy and the Popinjay

2. "Each time, I think: ‘Now this time, Wiggins, you’ll stay up.’ It seems so easy. And then down I go! And she began to laugh again."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy and the Popinjay

3. "I must say, I don’t see what fun you get out of it, Freddy said. I don’t either, Freddy, but I do, said the cow. It just tickles me when I think I’m floating around all cool and pretty like a lump of ice cream in an ice cream soda, and then plunk!—my back hits the bottom."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy and the Popinjay

4. "It’s me, thinking I’m one thing, and really being something else; that’s what makes it funny. It would be just as funny to me if it was you."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy and the Popinjay

5. "Land sakes! said Mrs. Wiggins. There’s nothing much to that! I’ll wager I can do as good. And before anybody could stop her, she was out at the end of the springboard. Three jumps, and then up I go. One … two … Crash!"
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy and the Popinjay

6. "Presently Mrs. Wiggins’s head reappeared. How’s that, Freddy? she spluttered. You and your swan dives! I bet you couldn’t do one like that. I bet no swan could dive hind end first, either."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy and the Popinjay

7. "You remember, Freddy, said Mrs. Wiggins, climbing out and shaking herself, the games we used to play in the pond when the two boys were here? Remember the water polo games? Freddy"
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy and the Popinjay

8. "When I was a piglet, the grass was much greener, Always looked as if it had just come from the cleaner, And life was much gayer, in so many ways. Ah, those were the days! Now I’m old, and my joints are increasingly creaky; My hearing is poor, and my memory’s leaky; And I weep as I put down these sad little rhymes. Ah, those were the times! In my youth, I was always prepared for a frolic; I never had pains, rheumatism or colic; I never had aches: head, stomach or tooth. Ah, the days of my youth! Good land, Freddy, you sound as if you were about ninety years old, Mrs. Wiggins said with a laugh."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy and the Popinjay

9. "I agree with you, said Mrs. Wiggins. I think Freddy probably needs a good dose of sulphur and molasses to tone him up a little."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy and the Popinjay

10. "I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, said Mrs. Wiggins flatly, that all these ideas aren’t healthy."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy and the Popinjay

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