The Last Dance


Written by:

Carmen Agra Deedy

Illustrated by:

Debrah Santini

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Bessie and Ninny are the best of friends. Sometimes on milk-moon nights, Ninny throws buttons at Bessie’s window. When Bessie peeps outside, Ninny sings: “Bessie, oh Bessie! Come dance with me! For I hate to dance alone, Where the old men sleep, And the women weep, And the wild, fey children roam.” Down the drainpipe Bessie slides to visit Ninny, and off they go.