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    frindle2 is offline Member
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    Smile Unless we're not

    Hello. I don't understand exactly the last sentene in the context below. Would you help me? Thank you.

    The speaker is a tree(wishtree) and Bongo is a crow, the speaker's best friend.
    "I" want to help a lonely girl who wishes for a friend. "I" want to grant her wish.
    Bongo doesn't want "me" to be a busybody. Bongo doesn't think they can make it happen.


    -------from the children's book, <Wishtree> by Katherine Applegate
    Bongo had been right. I was hatching an idea.
    She'd always said I was a busybody, not to mention an optimist.
    An optimistic buttinsky.
    Well, there were worse things.
    Trees are the strong, silent type.
    Unless we're not.

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    Re: Unless we're not

    It is not exactly a sentence. In any case, it means this tree is not the strong, silent type. Because it's a talking tree.

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