I have often noticed that people think six a great many, when it's children.
I mean they don't mind six pairs of boots, or six pounds of apples, or six oranges, especially in equations,
but they seem to think you ought not to have five brothers and sisters.
|The six Bastable children|
The Treasure seekers, with Oswald's semi-anonymous narrative voice, is one of the best--at least, C.S. Lewis enjoyed it; have you noticed the Bastable reference in the beginning of The Magician's Nephew?
(If you've never read or listened to Edith Nesbit, you should do it now! She's near the top of my list--ergo, by a convoluted bit of reasoning, I can equate "top" with "height" and justify this as an Illustration Friday post for "Heights". Makes perfect sense, no?) :)