"Alonson fon!"

"Alonson fon!" (53) As a child, Hana had learned this song in a French class in Toronto and stood on a bench to sing it, her left hand on her heart. These invented words suggest a child singing a song in words she does not comprehend. These words mimic the sounds of the opening words of the French national anthem, "La Marseillaise": Allons enfants de la patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Let's go, children of the fatherland, The day of glory has arrived!