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That's the reason they're called lessons, because they lessen from day to day. - The Gryphon

Mack came into the library with his usual zeal. (I am discovering a marked difference in the zeal of 1st graders versus kindergardeners. Those Firsties are a tougher crowd.) This day, Mack's zeal included exclamations of zeal, bug loving zeal and female classmate taunting zeal.

He sang loudly upon entering the library so as to ensure I recognized his zeal. Something about underpants and ladies in France.

He was the first and only to zealously exclaim that, yes, he did like bugs on his tongue as I as paused to engage the class while reading a story about a poor kitten who got bugs on his tongue while pouncing after moonlight.

Mack then zealously revealed to the class how he spied the underpants of his female classmate who is not French at all. To be fair, she did perform a back roll in her jumper on the Jesus carpet during the culmination of the kitten's adventure.

Mysteriously or miraculously, a bug then appeared on the sock of Mack's neighbor during a follow up tale of Wemberly and her worries. No worries for Mack because, true to his word, he put it on his tongue.

With indescribable zeal.

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