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multiple desserts, "Brave Cowboy Bill"

August 13 2006 at 7:18 PM
Sam Epstein  (no login)

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"Brave Cowboy Bill" is a children's book by Kathryn and Byron Jackson, published in 1950. Here's a quotation:

"And he had a splendid feast in the town's most splendid restaurant.
He had lamb chops and new peas.
And some homemade cornbread, buttered -
Apple pie with golden cheese -
Chocolate cake with chocolate icing,
Creamy custard, full of cherries,
And green cup cakes with his name spelled VERY LARGE in candy berries."

I think the authors are poking fun at children's preference for desserts. But maybe they were predicting restaurant menus half a century in advance. (The first course of lamb chops looks like a witty reference to the opposed interests of cattlemen and sheepmen.)

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