shall be accused of putting a number of naughty things into your head,
which it is most probable you never think of yourself." Author's
note to "The Good Boy's Soliloquy," published 1822 by Samuel Wood & Sons, writer
mother-in-law tells a funny, almost allegorical, true story about a fellow teacher
at her elementary school. This teacher one day decided to read her class Jacob
and Wilhelm Grimm's fairy tale, "The
Bremen Town Musicians," a quaint story starring four animals identified as
a pussy, a bitch, an ass, and a cock.
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