‘Please help us, before we perish! Without snuff for two days we wither away on this island.’
What’s so delightful, Tommy asked.
I am, said Pippi pleased with herself.’
‘There’s no order in nothing, and I can’t find everything.’
‘If you are very strong, you must also be very kind.’
‘I’m frecklier and prettier than ever before. I’ll be frankly irresistible, if this continues.’
‘Oh, said Pippi. Today must be my lucky day again. I like policemen best of all. After rhubarb jam that is.’
‘Oh my dearest little squiggle. Don't let me grow any biggle.’
‘Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you’re old, said Pippi. Come autumn I’ll be ten, and I suppose I’ll be past my prime then.’
‘Yes, you really should go to school and learn to write better,’ said Annika.
‘No thanks very much,’ said Pippi. ‘I did that a whole day once and got so much learning stuffed into my head that it’s still sploshing around in there.’
‘Why I walked backwards?’ Pippi said. ‘We live in a free country, don’t we? Aren’t you allowed to walk any way you want? Let me tell you that in Egypt every single person walks like that and no-one thinks it’s strange in the slightest.’
‘‘Come in or stay where you are, it’s entirely up to you,’ called Pippi. ‘I never force anyone!’’
‘Let me tell you, it’s dangerous to keep quiet for too long. Your tongue shrivels up if you don’t use it. ’