Bits of string


I’m doing this interim post so that the lovely Shawna at WordPress can tell me what I’m doing wrong with the publicize button, if in fact I am.

I thought at this stage you could all do with a Cautionary Tale; it’s For Children, but I think we could all learn from it.

“Henry King: Who chewed bits of string, and was early cut off in Dreadful agonies.”

The Chief Defect of Henry King
Was chewing little bits of String.
At last he swallowed some which tied
Itself in ugly Knots inside.

Physicians of the Utmost Fame
Were called at once; but when they came
They answered, as they took their Fees,
“There is no Cure for this Disease.

“Henry will very soon be dead.”
His Parents stood about his Bed
Lamenting his Untimely Death,
When Henry, with his Latest Breath,

Cried, “Oh, my Friends, be warned by me,
That Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, and Tea
Are all the Human Frame requires…”              by Hilaire Belloc
With that the Wretched child expires




2 thoughts on “Publicizing

  1. Thank you Gabrielle for this sensitive warning about the occupational health and safety risks associated with the fibre arts, I trust there will be no more unfortunate incidents of this nature. RIP little Henry. (Does the last line end with ” expire”?)


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  2. You are absolutely correct. I have gone back and made the correction. WordPress somehow cut off my bottom line, and I didn’t notice. My mother gave me this Cautionary Tale so that I wouldn’t bite off the extra threads when sewing, After all, my father was a Dentist.


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