Mr. Spaetzle: This is you big literary Halloween theme? Caulfield: It's "the pet and pendulum"! Mr. Spaetzle: That was a Poe excuse for a joke. Caulfield: Please tell me comedy gets easier. Frazz: Never more.
Rats!I thought “Travels with Charley” made more sense!A “pet” doesn’t have to be a poodle… and the “pendulum” in the story isn’t a playground swing.
But Charley really WAS a standard poodle, who went on adventures with Steinbeck…and school is always an adventure for Caulfield.
July 31, 2013