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By Virginia M. Axline

The vintage of kid remedy. Dibs won't speak. he'll no longer play. He has locked himself in a really targeted felony. And he's on my own. this can be the real tale of ways he realized to arrive out for the light, for all times . . . how he got here to the breathless discovery of himself that introduced him again to the area of different childrens.

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He turned the water on full force. The church chimes began to play again. "Listen, Dibs," I said. "It is time to go now. " Dibs ignored my remark. "The brown makes the water brown and the orange paint makes the water orange," he said. "Yes, they do," I replied. I knew that he had heard my statement about the time. I did not intend to act as though I thought he had not heard me. "This is H-O-T water. Hot," he said. "And C-O-L-D water. Cold. Hot. Cold. On. Off. On. " I asked. •That's right," he said.

Dibs stood in the middle of the room, his back toward me, hands together. I waited. We had an hour to spend in this room. There was no urgency to get anything done. To play or not to play. To talk, or to be silent In here, it would make no difference. The room was very small. No matter where he went in here, he couldn't get too far away. There was a table under which he could crawl, if he felt like hiding. There was a little chair beside the table if he felt like sitting down. There were the toys to play with, if he so desired.

Listen," he said. "One. Two. Three. Four. " "Yes. It is four o'clock. It will soon be time for you to go home," I said. Dibs ignored my remark. He got out of the sandbox and hurried over to the table. " he asked. "That is finger paint," I told him. " showed him how to "Finger paint? I use the finger paint "First, wet Dibs: In Search of Self the paper. Then put some of the paint 53 on the paper. Then around with your fingers, or your hands. Like this. " He listened. He watched the very brief demonstration.

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