Pearl and the "A" By Ellie and Sabrina

"As the last touch to her mermaid's garb, Pearl took some eel-grass, and imitated, as best she could, on her own bosom, the decoration with which she was so familiar on her mother's. A letter,---the letter A,---but freshly green, instead of scarlet!"

I remember this happening when I was sitting peacefully on Hester's chest. I look over at Pearl and I see her creating another me upon her bosom. Except I was green! I was made of seaweed! I did not belong on Pearl's chest, because she was clueless to my meaning. This was not the last time something like this had happened. Pearl is a strange child, and she gives me the creeps!

" So speaking, she undid the clasp that fastened the scarlet letter, and, taking it from her bosom, threw it to a distance among the withered leaves."

And with a flourish, I soared through the rich forest breeze and comfortably laid myself to rest in a pile of leaves. Was this the end? Have I finally escaped? Will Hester miss me? Then, I see that child approaching Hester, appearing confused. What could that crazy one be thinking? I hadn't seen much as I was on the ground, peacefully resting, when I heard piercing shrieks coming from that unruly child! She was pointing at the very place on Hester where I had leaped off of. Does she not recognize her without my presence?

"With these words, she advanced to the margin of the brook, took up the scarlet letter, and fastened it again to her bosom."

Oh fricka-frack I'm back. I'm a little let down because my freedom didn't last very long, obviously. It only lasted a few minutes thanks to that repulsive, demon child Pearl. If she was never born, I would never have been stuck in this sticky situation. I'm literally stuck on her chest. Now the stupid child is obeying her and my life is permanently ruined. I'm a little freaked out now because that child is approaching me. Her little lips are puckered and I don't want them anywhere near me, but here they come anyway. SMACK! They've hit me! I can't even get it off because I don't even have arms. Oh well this is it for me. I'm stuck.

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