The Players: Two kindergarten-age girls, four slightly older boys.
The Setting: upstairs on the play equipment at Walteria Park.
Girl #1 possesses a large black feather that is way too big and fluffy to be from any local bird. It probably fell off someone's hat.
The following is transcribed to the best of my recollection.
Girl #1: Look at my feather! (Goes over and waves feather at group of boys, who are clambering about the connecting chain-net-ladder-thing like a group of little Spidermen.) Isn't it awesome?
Boy #1: The feather is boring.
Boy #2: How old are you?
Girl #2: I'm in kindergarten.
Boy #3: Well, we're in the grades, so there.
Girl #1: The feather is awesome!
Boy #x (possibly more than one): The feather is stupid.
Girl #1 (to Girl #2): Come on. (They go to the other covered portion of the equipment.)
Girl #1: They are stupid and they LIE.
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