Tag Archives: Robert Browning

Animal news: mice are eating Australia

Slight exaggeration but this New York Times piece isn’t slight. Or funny. As the reporter, Yan Zhuang writes: In addition to devouring crops, they’ve bitten people in their beds, dropped out of air-conditioning units and gnawed through appliances. They’ve eaten … Continue reading

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“Rats! They fought the dogs and killed the cats…

…and bit the babies in their cradles…” I memorized a big chunk of Robert Browning’s “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” as an assignment in some public school grade or other. I can still rattle most of it off. (How wondrous … Continue reading

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