I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Bedtime!
Me: I am looking for something.
Stella: Lights out!
Me: This is just a little flashlight. If it bothers you, look away.
Stella: What is so important that you pierce the darkness with your puny little light?
Me: Oh, the book of essays by C.S. Lewis that I was reading, Present Concerns.
Stella: My present concern is that the light is still on. Bedtime!
Me: Just a minute.
Stella: At times like these, I am happy that I can’t read. Do you remember when the big storm turned the lights off for days?
Me: Sure. It was almost a year ago. I read by flashlight then.
Stella: Bad habits form fast.
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