The Talking Lollipop     /p1

"Well--I happened to hear Shari Lewis on the radio and I remembered that she talks for Lamb Chops as well as herself. She has two voices. So I thought you must be like her. I thought you must be a ven--ven--"

"Ventriloquist!" said the man. "That's just what I am. But you're too smart for me." He threw back his head and laughed a big, deep laugh--so big that everyone in the car turned to around to see what he was laughing at.

Billy thought, "Some cross-looking people aren't really cross at all." Aloud he said, "It was a good game anyway."

Then he went back to his seat to eat the lollipop, for, after all it was just an ordinary one.