Read by Clareine Cronin
“Listen to this,” Pierre said to his brother-in-law. He was reading from Rousseau. “Watch a little girl spend a day with her doll, changing its clothes, dressing and undressing it … hours go by, even meals are forgotten … she cannot do anything for herself, she has neither the training, nor the talent, nor the strength … she is engrossed in her doll and in due time SHE WILL BE HER OWN DOLL. See? See what I mean?” He slumped as if he’d been hit by an invisible mugger.
“You mean too many dolls?” Frank asked.
“Too many dolls and not enough fighting.” Pierre stuffed the book back on the Childrearing shelf.