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Monday
Nov142011

MAYBELLE: MEET BONNIE'S MUM THE WAY BONNIE SEES HER, AND IN HER DREAMS...

‘You’d like Maybelle.  She’s really fun.  At least she is when Grandbag isn’t around.’

‘What’s she like when Grandbag is around?

‘Well, she can’t make up her mind about things, and she cries a lot.  Things don’t seem to work out how she wants and she feels, well, useless I suppose…’

Bonnie’s voice trailed off.  She hung her head.  Gently Michael changed the subject.

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Two girls came in.  The thin, nervous one Bonnie didn’t like, the soft, pink nice one who played with her. The pink one settled reluctantly at a metal desk full of school books.  The thin one pulled a limp, sagging frock over her head, frowned with dissatisfaction and went out again.  As soon as she'd gone, the pink one came over to the cot and poked her soft, warm fingers t hrough the bars.  She leaned over and lifted baby Bonnie out and held her close against herself.

Doreen can  have her going out.  Least I've got you.  I love you, Bonnie, love you, yes I do.'