Oboe: Aheenk aheenky aheenky hoo. Alice: WWEEEEEEEEEEEEE Petey: Mom! Mom: Alice! Turn that thing off right now and go play outside! Alice: But, Mom! ... Well, I think vacuum cleaners are very musical! Dill: Yeah! So are loose fan belts!
Petey’s oboe-sounds in panel 1 seem smoother: I think he’s beginning to master his piece! So, Alice’s introduction of vacuum cleaner accompaniment was rather rude. I’m glad Madeline defused that situation (even if Alice is momentarily resentful; Dill will help her forget).