Quite a departure from the previous offerings of Railway History, this is a history of Bob, the railway dog, presented in the genre of historical fiction. This book, being about a dog, necessarily contains a lot of doggerel, and should be avoided by those who are avowed enemies of that style of verse.
Here is a sample of the doggerel:
When a member of Parliament encounters a hound
He makes no bold promises, nor lies does expound
For his want from the humans is purely their mark
And once been to the ballot, they are kept in the dark.
I oft ponder the world would be much better now
If the dogs were in Parliament and the toffs had to bow
But the dogs are an awful lot smarter, I sense.
Their existence not burdened by pounds, shillings and pence
But the House full of canines would be quite a noise
So, we’re stuck with a band of those silly old boys.
Greg Judd picture of the Yankee in the Paint Shop.
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