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aJ How do you usually celebrate your birthday?
"Five of them are too many,' my husband explained. "One would have been quite enough."
"You can't have a pajama party with just one guest," I said sullenly. "And any way no matter who she invited the other three would have been offended."
"Carole," Laurie said, as one telling over a fearful list. "Kate, Laura, Linda, Jannie, You must be crazy," he said to me.
"What can I do?" I said. "I promised."
1 Will the party be a success or a disaster? Why?
"You know of course," Laurie said to me, "I have the room next to her? I'm going to be sleeping in there like I do every night? You know I'm going to be in my bed trying to sleep?" He shuddered. "Giggle," he said, "Giggle, giggle, giggle, giggle, giggle, giggle, Two, three o'clock in the morning - giggle, giggle, giggle. A human being can't bear it."
"Giggle, giggle." Laurie said.
Barry spoke waving his toast When Jannie gets her birthday presents can I play with it?" he asked. "If I am very careful can I play with just the..."
"There," Laurie said, "you hear her? All night long - five of them." Shaking his head as one who has been telling them and telling them and telling them not to bring that wooden horse through the gates of Troy, he stamped off to get his schoolbooks and his trumpet. Jannie sighed happily. Barry opened his mouth to speak and his father and Sally and I allsaid "Shhh."
In honor of Jannie's birthday Sally helped me clear the table, and Jannie sat in state with her hands folded, waiting. When the table was cleared we left Jannie there alone. and assembled in the study. While my husband lighted the candles on the pInk and white cake, Sally and Barry took from the back of the hall closet the gifts they had chosen themselves and lovingly wrapped. Barry's gift was clearly a leathercraft set, since his most careful wrapping had been unable to make the paper go right around the box, and the name showed clearly. Sally had three books. Laurie had an album of records he had chosen himself. ("This is for my sister," he had told the clerk in the music store, most earnestly, with an Elvis Presley record in each hand, "for my sister - not me, my sister.")
By a quarter to eight Jannie was dressed in the new blouse and skirt over the petticoat, Barry was happily taking apart the leathercraft set, the record player was plugged and we had heard, more or less involuntarily, four sides of Elvis Presley. Laurie had shut himself in his room, dissociating himself utterly from the festivities. "I was willing to buy them," he explained, "I even spent good money out of my bank, but no one can make me listen."
closet (ArnE) - cupboard
They went up the back stair like a troop of horses, saying "Cupcakes, cupcakes," Sally and Barry were in bed, but permitted to stay awake because it was Friday night and Jannie's birthday. Barry had taken Jannie's leathercraft set up to his room, planning to make his dear sister a pair of moccasins.
When I got downstairs my husband had settled down to reading freshman themes in the living room. "Everything seems..." he said; I believe he was going to finish "quiet", but Elvis Presley started then from Jannie's room. There was a howl of fury from Laurie's room, and then his phonograph started; to answer Elvis Presley he had chosen an old Louis Armstrong record. From the front of the house upstairs drifted down the opening announcement of "Peter and the Wolf", from Sally, and then, distantly, from Barry's room, the crashing chords which heralded (blast off!) "Space Men on the Moon".
By Shirley Jackson
· Decide whether they are true or false and give arguments for your decision.
1 Jannie wanted to burn Laurie's birth certificate.
1 There are words in the text which are given in italics. Find them and say why the author chose these particular words to draw readers' attention to.
· Agree on the best version and report it to the class.
. Write a description of it.
1 Will it be a pajama party?
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