Tim Nickleby had hooked a fish,
    And was about to land it,
When—snap! his fishpole broke in two—
    He couldn't understand it.

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Of course the bullet did the trick;—
    It would have been more thrilling
If it had punctured Timothy,
    Who was in need of drilling.





Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate 12.

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Online edition by Marco Graziosi, December 1999.

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