Frogwart said, "E's should be easy, but I think they are tricky. Sometimes they're silent! How can there be letters that don't make a sound?
"I can say, 'eels seem creepy' and 'eat your peas, dear' and 'I let my pet get wet'. I can handle candle and mantle and finder and kinder. It's words like mule and mile and mole and male that bother me. I can't hear the e's but I know they're there."
"Tippity said, "You're right Frogwart, Dear. The silent e is a helper. It's job is to help you know what another letter sounds like. It seems tricky, but it follows rules and you'll catch on in no time."
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