In each children's book that contains this theme, and there are many, the book itself becomes a kind of Pandora's Box, a tome that, once opened, looses obstacles and frights on the child's imagination. The book itself is a sort of haunted house, full of booby-trapped stairs, doors, and locks. And at the bottom of every book lies hope, a curious little bug that has just as much power as all of the evil in the world.
" Hope, ... which whispered from Pandora's box after all the other plagues and sorrows had escaped, is the best and last of all things. Without it, there is only time" (Ian Caldwell, The Rule of Four). Until tomorrow. ~Alice