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The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope (1943)

by C. W. Grafton

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Enjoyable mystery with the main character a lawyer, not a hard-boiled detective. Old secrets lead to current crimes. The title is from a Mother Goose nursery rhyme about a chain of events, ultimate causes, and cumulative effects. ( )
  raizel | Dec 14, 2009 |
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The rat began to gnaw the rope /
the rope began to hang the butcher /
the butcher began to kill the ox /
the ox began to drink the water ....
---Mother Goose
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is for Viv, Ann and Sue
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My secretary said there was a Miss Ruth McClure to see me and I said that she could come on in.
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