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Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
by Dr. Seuss

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories The Big Brag, Lines 23 – 33 Summary

Smack Talk 

  • Big Bear, of course, is having none of it—none of it, we say. He challenges the rabbit to put his money where his mouth or, um, ears are.
  • And, lo and behold, in another departure from the previous stories, the rabbit actually does it. He sticks his ears up and listens intently.
  • In fact, he breaks a sweat doing so, which would have been a cardinal sin for the vain Gertrude McFuzz.
  • If you're noticing a lot more dialogue than in most Seuss stories, that's because this is all about comparison and challenge. Smack talk is a must.
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