margie has four sticks, fallen branches, in her backyard. these sticks often misbehave and she is forced to bark at them incessantly. at times, she likes them to line up in a row, at times she likes to carry them in her mouth across the yard to a different spot, and at times she likes to bite, drag, gnaw, and throw them up in the air. Little girls have dolls. Little Margies have sticks.