© Bruce Goodman 1 September 2022
When a hoard of little girls came to Eloise’s house to play, Eloise wouldn’t let them play with her dolls.
Eloise had more dolls than she needed, and as little Ruby said, “That’s just being selfish. I always let people play with my dolls.”
One very pretty doll caught Ruby’s attention. It was a Spanish doll; at least it looked Spanish. ”You’re not to touch it,” said Eloise. “Someone spent hours making those doll’s clothes to look Spanish.”
Rose liked the doll dressed for the cold. “You’re not to touch it,” said Eloise.
All in all, each liked a different doll – that’s how many Eloise had! – but Aria and Emily both liked best the doll with the Hawaiian skirt.
“You’re not to touch,” repeated Eloise. “Every country my husband and I visit when on vacation I buy a doll as a keepsake. Next year we're thinking of going to Tibet.”
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