A Visit With Hitty…A Guest AND Bécassine!

A letter comes from Hitty Jean:
Hitty March,
I'm in the Blue Unit with Hitty Callie, Alida, Rose, and Riley.  We are the best unit, of course.  Yesterday we went on a hike and Alida got in trouble for climbing up this huge rock.  I didn't get into trouble.  I miss you – even that dog. 
Love, Hitty Jean

And Hitty March's reply:
Dear Hitty Jean,
We miss you here.  I'm so glad you didn't get into trouble.  Please behave!  Sounds like you are having fun.
We have company and I have to entertain.  Miss VanDroo says there is someone she would like me to meet also, but that hasn't happened…I wonder who it is?
Hitty March

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Today was the day!  Miss VanDroo told Hitty March to meet her at the Elizabeth Hitty's House.  Miss VanDroo has a new friend for Hitty March to meet.  Hitty March can't imagine who it could be.   Hitty March also has a visitor, Little TCV, who is visiting until the GRAND CHALLENGE ends.  It has been a very trying time for Hitty March.  All she wants to do is read about Bécassine.  Little TCV wants to play
 
Being a compliant and polite Hitty, Hitty March takes Little TCV off to the Elizabeth Hitty's house.  No one seems to be around, so they find a nice spot and…

 
Little TCV pleads with Hitty March, "Please, couldn't we do something else?  Have a picnic with our dollies?"  How could Hitty March resist such a sweet request?
 
 
 
"Let's go to the kitchen and see what we can drum up," says Hitty March.  But oh, dear.  When they walk into the kitchen, who should be there, but Bécassine!!!  Poor Bécassine is scared to bits by Hitty March's shrieking:
 
 
 
And then of course, Hitty March, being the delicate sort, goes into a swoon of the most dramatic variety:
 
 
 
Later, after Hitty March regains her composure and has freshened up a bit, she is properly introduced to Bécassine.  Hitty March and Bécassine are planning to bake cupcakes for Little TCV's picnic.  When Bécassine asks Hitty March to get a mixing bowl, why that Hitty March simply dumps the utensils out of their crock and exclaims, "Here's a bowl!"  Bécassine tries to explain to Hitty March why they cannot make cupcake batter in a crock, but Hitty March doesn't seem to understand.  Bécassine gives up.  She sends Hitty March off to put on a proper picnic frock while she finds some picnic treats.
 
 
 
Hitty March and Little TCV are all set.  They have their dollies and their tea set.  Bécassine gives them some candies and apples:
 
 
 
They search for the perfect spot:
 
 
 
It is a wonderful picnic.  Little TCV and Hitty March are really enjoying themselves:
 
 
 
The dollies are, too:
 
 
 
Little TCV decides to have an apple before she starts on the candy.  What a good girl:
 
 
 
Hitty March is so happy.  She is having a wonderful time with Little TCV.  But best of all, she met Bécassine today!!  And Bécassine has come to live with Miss VanDroo and all the Hittys!  (Wait 'til Hitty Jean hears about this!!)
 
 
 
Meanwhile:
 
 
 
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One Response to “A Visit With Hitty…A Guest AND Bécassine!”

  1. You write such fantastic stories and I enjoy reading them so much.

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