Scene on Three (17)

“So hungry,” Jill moaned.

“So thirsty,” Jack groaned.

“So worried,” said the frog. “I hope we don’t starve to death.”

“Yes,” said Jill, “not starving to death would be nice.”

“So would not thirsting to death,” said Jack.

“Thirsting isn’t even a word,” said Jill.

“It isn’t?”

“No.”

“Then what’s the word?”

“I don’t know. Dying of thirst.”

“You can starve to death. Why can’t you thirst to death?”

“I don’t know. You just can’t.”

“Oh.”

This is, of course, the kind of inane conversation that occurs when people are slowly losing their minds.

After a moment, the frog asked, “What should we do now?”

Jill said, “I don’t know, but I am thirsting to death.”

Jack agreed. “And I’m about to die of starve.”

Scene ini diambil dari novel In a Glass Grimmly karya Adam Gidwitz. Ketika mereka melewati gunung dan lembah, dan mereka kelaparan, dan mereka kehausan, dan mereka benar-benar lelah berjalan, lalu memutuskan goler-goler di atas batu besar, tiba-tiba mereka ngobrol seperti itu. Jenis percakapan seperti ini selalu saya sukai, jenis humor yang menyangkut arti kata atau kalimat. Pokoknya suka aja, meskipun kadang bisa bikin sebel kalau lagi serius. Hahaha.


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Author: wingedwind

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