gone," whispered Jonah. "Come on, we haven't done the
banister for a long time!"
at that door!" exclaimed Philip. "It's green! That's pretty
it's not!" squeaked Lisa. "The humans know the heritage
here and green was the original color of the doors!"
gonna do this or not!" interrupted Jonah. "Come on!"
a minute, Jonah. Philip hasn't done it yet," said Allison,
an older and wiser kid mouse.
so?" repeated Philip.
doesn't know the rules."
Yeah!" Jonah exclaimed. "Listen, Philip. We can't use
any fingernails or toe nails. No damage to the Temple. Got it?"
not?" asked Philip.
we're the guardians of this place!" Jonah said proudly. "We've
been guardians since the beginning when our gazillion great grandfather
Thaddeus heard Joseph Smith Junior ask the people to build it."
squeaked Lisa, a very young mouse. "The humans started building
the Kirtland Temple in 1833 and then it was dedicated in 1836,"
she recited. "I know 'cause I'm a historian."
can't even read yet!" said Jonah.
I know lots of stuff! You wanna know anything, Philip, you just
ask me," Lisa proclaimed.
yeah?" said Jonah. "What do YOU know?!"
said Lisa, defiantly. "I know that after this place was built,
the humans thought it was one of the largest buildings in northeast
what's northeast Ohio?" mocked Jonah.
don't know, but it's gotta be really cool! You can't bully me, Jonah.
I'm a historian and I'm proud of it."
why do they call it the Kirtland Temple?" asked Philip.
easy," giggled Lisa. "Kirtland's the city here, silly."
on, Philip, before you ask any more stupid questions!" said
Jonah. "Lisa, you can't do this. You're too little."
not fair," said Lisa.
said you can't yet," said Allison.