All sorts of letters lived inside a book:
Big and small, long and short.
A little girl and even littler boy
Gazed at them and thought—Oh, how beautiful.
They are so small, and seem so silent,
But they speak softly to adults.
The children had seen hundreds of times
How Daddy and Mommy hold a book,
And how the book begins to talk:
The book says something and Daddy frowns,
Or makes Mommy giggle.
So you see! Somehow letters talk and have something to say.
But how? What do they say? How do we know?