"'Well, doctor, it has not had much regular food lately. I gave it a lot of sugar-plums
yesterday.' Ah, I thought so. Now just mind this: if you go on playing tricks like
that, you’ll spoil all its teeth, and get laid up with mental indigestion. You must
have nothing but the plainest reading for the next few days. Take care now. No novels
on any account!"
Original illustrations by Edward
Koren ©1999 Levenger
Excerpted from the Levenger Press edition of Feeding the Mind by