>> Sunday, November 30, 2008
With Green gone, Ann took Amanda out of the dinning room and to the near by game room to give her a special gift. "I had hoped it would not come to this."
"What is this?" Amanda held in her hands a small black and white doll with pins for hair.
"I call it Mr. Mickles. Do you like Green? Tell me what you think."
Amanda thought about her answer while examining Mr. Mickles. "Well, he is cute. I don't know much else because he don't seem to want to say much else. Talking with him before lunch was rather impossibe."
"This will change that. Take a pin from the head, think about Green, and stick the side labeled friendship."
Amanda held the doll in her hands, closely examining its body. There were different words in different sections, each mapped out clearly. She noticed that right next to the section that said "friendship" lay a section labeled "romance." What if Amanda stuck a pin there? She didn't really believe anything would happen. Where ever did Ann find such a thing anyway? Perhaps Ann planned to use the doll as a psychological device to get Amanda to try talking to Green again.
Still, Amanda would give almost anything to be successful. She refused to allow Green Mellon to reject her. As she held in her mind the image of Green, she pulled a pin out of the head. The doll glowed red and gave off a very small amount of heat as if it were alive. The pin was stuck a little past the side that said friendship. Amanda felt a small jolt, then the doll went cold as it had been when she first picked it up.
Had anything happened? Amanda wondered how long it would take to find out.