Henry King WHO CHEWED BITS OF STRINGS, AND WAS EARLY CUT OFF IN DREADFUL AGONIES
By Hilaire Belloc
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...'
With that, the Wretched Child expires.
No time for photos. Busy as. The eldest is at school camp. In the wet and wind. I'm indulging in some separation anxiety thinking of mud slides, treacherous seas and group tomfoolery. That is when I'm not being driven into the ground with catering for the remaining crowd. We got by with Steggles chicken fillets and steamed vegies tonight. Somebody smuggled the bottle of BBQ sauce to the table. The feta cheese in the home-made spinach pie did not go down well with the junior brigade. Little S. was visiting and declared that she only ate peas with mint jelly and roasted carrots. They're a tougher lot than those Masterchef judges. Then the dastardly routine will all roll around again tomorrow. I hope there's bread in the freezer.