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Selected Cautionary Verses by Hilaire Belloc 1971 - Puffin


Title: Selected Cautionary Verses
Author: Hilaire Belloc
Publisher: Puffin
Publication Date: 1971
Format: Softcover
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age. The back cover has some slight water damage. The pages are yellowing.

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Reader's note

This brilliant vintage Puffin will have you laughing out loud as you read it! The dark humour is apparent in poems such as 'Matilda' - Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one’s Eyes; Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth, Attempted to Believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her, And would have done so, had not She discovered this Infirmity. For once, towards the Close of Day, Matilda, growing tired of play, And finding she was left alone, Went tiptoe to the Telephone, And summoned the Immediate Aid, Of London’s Noble Fire-Brigade. - oh dear! Find out what happens to her in this classic collection!