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Post  eddie on Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:09 am

Constance wrote:^^Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book?

cheers Quite right.

It was far too easy.

I'm a little rusty.
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Post  Constance on Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:31 am

No, keep some of them easy like that so I can solve them once in a while!
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Post  Guest on Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:59 pm

eddie wrote:Let's see...a novel, I think....





Jungle Book?

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Post  eddie on Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:34 pm

blue moon wrote:Jungle Book?

Constance pipped you at the post, Moony (see above).

20th c novel:

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Post  Guest on Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:39 pm



...Scoop by Evelyn Waugh ?

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Post  Guest on Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:55 pm


...just in case I am correct about Scoop, Eddie, here is a devious new one...(if I'm wrong then disregard it till later). Shocked


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Post  eddie on Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:59 pm

blue moon wrote:

...Scoop by Evelyn Waugh ?

Ha ha. Very Happy It was too easy, wasn't it?

Nice to see this thread active again, though.

Giving your new clue a little thought.
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Post  Guest on Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:47 pm


...feel free to ask for a hint... scratch

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:22 pm

blue moon wrote:
...feel free to ask for a hint... scratch

Can we have a hint?

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Post  Guest on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:27 pm

...the second picture is a homonym (and is past tense)...

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:22 pm

Probably not, but I will have a guess at Tobacco Road ?

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Post  Guest on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:12 pm



... cheers cheers cheers ...

...your turn...

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:22 pm




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Re: The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

Post  eddie on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:39 pm

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:53 pm

Eddie is the winner king

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Post  eddie on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:18 pm

Slightly trickier than my last offerings, this:



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Post  Guest on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:23 pm


...The Sign of the Grail by C.J.S. Hayward?...

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Post  eddie on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:49 pm

blue moon wrote:
...The Sign of the Grail by C.J.S. Hayward?...

Good guess, but no.

It's a 20th c prose anthology.
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Post  eddie on Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:50 am

...funny, too.

The second clue suggests a word which sounds the same as a word in the title of the book but is spelled a little differently.
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Post  eddie on Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:11 am

Final clue: the solution is to be found in the "Golden Age of Steam" thread in the Off Topic section.
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Post  eddie on Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:14 am

No takers?

OK, it was "The Best of Myles", an anthology of Brian O'Nolan (aka Flann O'Brien)'s Myles na Gopaleen columns for the Irish Times.

Sorry if that was a bit obscure.

I'd better pass the baton to someone else.
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Post  eddie on Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:00 am

OK, here's another:



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Post  eddie on Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:07 am

...and another:



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Post  eddie on Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:24 pm

pinhedz wrote:Notre Dame to Hyde Park is a bit of a stretch. scratch

I dunno, call yourself a Welshman...
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Re: The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

Post  eddie on Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:17 am

pinhedz wrote:Notre Dame to Hyde Park is a bit of a stretch. scratch

...and the answer is...

Dylan Thomas - The Hunchback In The Park

The hunchback in the park
A solitary mister
Propped between trees and water
From the opening of the garden lock
That lets the trees and water enter
Until the Sunday sombre bell at dark

Eating bread from a newspaper
Drinking water from the chained cup
That the children filled with gravel
In the fountain basin where I sailed my ship
Slept at night in a dog kennel
But nobody chained him up.

Like the park birds he came early
Like the water he sat down
And Mister they called Hey Mister
The truant boys from the town
Running when he had heard them clearly
On out of sound

Past lake and rockery
Laughing when he shook his paper
Hunchbacked in mockery
Through the loud zoo of the willow groves
Dodging the park keeper
With his stick that picked up leaves.

And the old dog sleeper
Alone between nurses and swans
While the boys among willows
Made the tigers jump out of their eyes
To roar on the rockery stones
And the groves were blue with sailors

Made all day until bell time
A woman figure without fault
Straight as a young elm
Straight and tall from his crooked bones
That she might stand in the night
After the locks and chains

All night in the unmade park
After the railings and shrubberies
The birds the grass the trees the lake
And the wild boys innocent as strawberries
Had followed the hunchback
To his kennel in the dark.
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