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Here is a unique collection of Australian children's play rhymes. They are vulgar and cruel, they taunt and they predict and they amuse. They are as infinite in variety as are the children who thought them up. Here, uncensored and without editorial "touching up," is a warm and inviting introduction to the world of the young at play. Sometimes echoes of old nursery rhymes can be heard in a skipping verse, and sometimes an old proverb is used (and abused) in a rhyme for telling the future. But, on the whole, the lines you will read are from the children themselves, rhymes used for every conceivable purpose and for every possible humor. This collection may inspire many emotions and probably some lifted eyebrows, but, because of its uniqueness, it will also be a lasting gift to the history of folklore and a commendable example of the very identifiable influence on the young of an Australian culture. Read on! The book tells its own tale!
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