Caps For Sale!!

By: Victor Ward

Based on a folktale, the story follows the life of a mustachioed  caps salesman who wears his entire stock of caps on his head; they consist of his own checked cap, then a bunch of grey caps, a bunch of brown caps, a bunch of blue caps and finally a bunch of red caps on the very top. He strolls through towns and villages chanting, "Caps! Caps for sale! Fifty cents a cap

I believe that the message Esphyr Slobodkina is trying to express in the story is Patience. The Peddler has high patience. I say that because, in the book, the Peddler is confronted by monkeys. They continuously bother the Peddler and try to take his caps as he is napping. The monkeys take all of his caps except for his own checkered cap. The Peddler finally awakes and through all the commotion he keeps his calm. He is steadily patient with the vexing monkeys. Finally, he ends up snapping on the monkeys and they give him his caps back. This shows that throughout the whole incident, he kept his calm until the monkeys gave him his caps back. I think people should be more like the Peddler. Patience is key to life. For me I have to be patient for football. Waiting for the hole to open up, and things like that. Again i say patience is the key to life.

Also she wrote the book to show how people should be determined. The Peddler is determined. Throughout the story, the monkeys will NOT give the Peddler his caps back. He begs, and begs the monkeys to give him his caps back. Any other man would have walked off and gave up. Not this one, he stayed determined to get his caps back. To me, determination means to have a certain drive. I have the drive to all the sports i play. You have to have to want to do something very bad. Having determination means that you will succeed at what you want.

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2 years ago
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I agree with your implications, perseverance is the key to success.

2 years ago
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I agree with your implications. I also believe that you need patience in life too, because without patience you would probably wouldn't get things fully done and you would probably give up a lot. I also think you need determination because without determination without determination to do things you wouldn't try new things and try hard for the things you love.

2 years ago
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call a hat. not all a hat

2 years ago
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@luke61901 What?

2 years ago
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I agree with your implications and they relate to my life because I have to have patients with everything because I usually have no patience and I work really hard to have patience. Also, determination is very important because to achieve something you can't give up and you can't say that you can't do it.

2 years ago
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I like your implications about determination and patience and agree with them. I have to be patient with people who annoy me a lot, and sometimes in sports i have to be determined. When my team is down a lot, and I don't think we're gonna win, I always have hope and stay determined to win the game. I also try to be patient when people are gettng on my nerves, and I try to kill people with kindness when I get very annoyed, because that's what the Bible says to do.

2 years ago
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I agree with your implication about having to be determined. I am determined about a lot of things like school, sports, and clarinet. With playing my clarinet I have to be very determined and practice everyday even though sometimes I don't want to. When I play soccer sometimes I get mad because I might mess up but I just keep trying and practicing until I get it right.

2 years ago
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Great job!!! I agree with both of your implications and how they both are key points in life. Everybody needs patience even it is very little because some people have a lot of patience, on the other hand people have very little patience. I also agree with your implication about determination. You especially need to be determined if you are an athlete. Athletes need to be determined to win games and have the patience to wait till their time. Overall great job and amazing implications.

2 years ago
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patients, might not have much of it but i know its a good thing to have and i agree with your implications on it in the story, now determination is a different story because im very determined in my everyday life and i never give up and relate it to real life in a good way

2 years ago
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you relate it to real life in a good way*