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July 21, 2007

Two Little Boys

Now we know where the two little boys story comes from:

Her bestseller, Jackanapes, was a story about the eponymous hero and his friend Tom, who having ridden wooden horses as two little boys end up together on a Napoleonic battlefield. There, Jackanapes rides to the rescue of the wounded and dismounted Tom. Jackanapes nobly replies to Tom’s entreaties to save himself, “Leave you? To save my skin? No, Tom. Not to save my soul.” He promptly takes a fatal bullet in the left lung.

It would have to be Rolf Harris who was the only person in a century to read the works of Juliana Horatia Ewing, wouldn't it?

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Damn! I'll have that song running through my head all day now......

Posted by: JuliaM | Jul 21, 2007 1:05:48 PM

It was written by Theodore Morse and Edward Madden in 1902.

(Rolf, as any sane person knows, is a National Treasure.)

Posted by: windowlicker | Jul 21, 2007 1:12:21 PM

Anyone who wants to can read most of Mrs Ewings works at Project Gutenberg (for free):

Posted by: Francis | Jul 21, 2007 4:13:43 PM

Rolf, as any sane person knows, is a National Treasure - in two nations.

Posted by: dearieme | Jul 21, 2007 7:17:21 PM