The Scholarly Hippo

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This is Sophie. But we can’t tell her that, because she’s convinced that when she dons these lovely glasses, she becomes a hippo.

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The glasses were her father’s. From way back in his bachelor days when he had no wife to help him make such important fashion choices.

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The Hippo is reading from Winnie The Pooh.

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A very deep and thought provoking book, by the way.

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This is actually preferable to Sophie’s other condition, which is Hippo Schizophrenia. When she is suffering from this other condition, she hears a hippo talking to her. A hippo who, in fact, carries on very long and belligerent conversations. A hippo who “lives in her neck”.

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