Scene: Midday, suburban library. Kathleen and Squeaks and Buddy enter, and go to the front desk.
Buddy: Excuse me. I am sorry for dis book.
Buddy: Dis book. I ripped it. I am sorry.
Kathleen: We need to pay for a replacement for this book.
Librarian: Ah, I see. Well, we accept your apology. Sometimes things happen. (struggles to hold back a smile.)
Buddy: I very sorry. Thank you.
Librarian: Okay, let’s see here. I’m not sure how to…*asks other librarian* Do I mark it as lost?”
Other Librarian: Well, were they just damaged or were they ripped out?
Buddy: *pipes up* Dey were ripped out. I’m sorry.
Other Librarian: (also trying not to smile) OKay then, thank you for apologizing. Yeah, just mark it as lost and they can keep the item after paying.
Kathleen: Oh. Good. A $22 board book. At least we’ve all learned something here.
Buddy: I sorry.