The Owl and the Pussycat
Does anyone remember the story Amanda told Callie about the Owl and the Pussycat? (It was in one of Callie’s flashbacks).
“The owl and the pussycat went to sea/In a beautiful pea-green boat.”
I’d heard of the owl and the pussycat, but I didn’t see what a pea-green boat had to do with a piece of yellow sea glass. I shook my head. “Okay, you’ve totally lost me.”
“Do you remember how it ends?” asked Amanda. When I said I didn’t, Amanda recited what I guess was the end of the poem. “And hand in hand on the edge of the sand,/They danced by the light of the moon,/The moon,/The moon,/They danced by the light of the moon.” She raised her head and looked up at me. “This yellow is the exact color I always pictured the sand in the moonlight. Don’t you think?“_
Do you guys think it could be a clue? Or is it just another story? And I’ve never heard of this story, has anyone else?
Response number 1
It HAS to be a connection…I just *know* it. My problem is I can’t figure out *what*.
Response number 2
All I know is, is that Amanda’s “sea glass” that was the color she imagined the sand in the poem to be is really the Star Sapphire, and she sold it to the museum as Edward Leer.
Response number 3
It must have something to do with Nia obviously, since her totem is the owl. Maybe she knows someone whos the pussycat.
Response number 4
Maybe the pussycat is the panther, cause they are cousins I think. Mabye she’s trying to tell the bear to find the other two. But then…she’s already done so. Maybe there’ a deeper meaining.
Response number 5
I’ve heard that story! Its like a childrens rhyme.
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
‘O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are!’
Pussy said to the Owl, ‘You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?’
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
‘Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?’ Said the Piggy, ‘I will.’
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.
...I wonder where she got her sea glass from?
From Madi :) xox
Response number 6
When I was reading it, I thought about when Callie was looking at Hal and Nia’s totems and when thought it was a owl and a pussycat. Maybe it was just telling her that she would meet up with them later?