The Mysterious Collection
Dr. David Harleyson

Some   fun things to find.


The stamps on the various envelops
represent the flags of the countries,
France , Germany , and the Nederland.




In the address of M. Goose, 1697 Rue Perrault,
1697 is the year that Charles Perrault first published,
in France, a book of eight stories titled :
Stories or Tales from Times Past, with Morals

with the added title in the frontispiece
Tales of Mother Goose .



The packet of sea sick pills has a
reference to the nursery rhyme :

Dr. Foster went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain.
He stepped in a puddle
Up to his middle,
And he never went there again.


“Wolfe! Wolfe!” is an allusion to the story,
The Little Boy That Cried Wolf

“All the better to entertain you with my dear”…
is an allusion to how the Big Bad Wolf
anwers Red Riding Hood when he says,
“All the better to hear you with my dear”.



     Hans C. Andersen Drive, Copenhagen , Denmark

is the address for the King’s party, 
and is reference to the famous author.




Itsy Bitsy Spider’s address is ‘ Warp Weft Lane ’
a reference to weaving.




The music at the top of Miss Lill Pigg’s stationery is
the first and second stanzas from the roundelay,
" Row, row, row your boat".

"Row, row, row your boat; gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily; life is but a dream.”




The Ant’s address on her card is
1827 Spyri Lane, Hinzel, Switzerland.
  The birth date of Joanna Spyri, author of Heidi,
is 1827 in Hinzel, Switzerland.




There is a receipt from Heidi Travel,
referencing the title of the book, Heidi..




Owl thanks Dr. David for his giving Owl
his nose ring when they first met in
The Bong Tree Woods so that
Owl and Pussycat could be wed

This is a reference to Edward Lear’s
nonsense poem The Owl and The Pussycat.



The full name of Tortoise is
Mr. Harry S. Tortoise

The full name of Hare is
Mr. Thomas E. Hare.

This rounds out the implied reference to
Presidential candidates,
Thomas E. Dewey
Harry S. Truman
and the famous or infamous newspaper headline
that wrongly reported that Dewey
was the winner of the 1948 presidential election.

Harry S. Tortoise does win the race!





There are more fun things to find and share !!
What have you found?

   Look to see if there isn't something strange about
Dr. David's ticket from Brussels, Belgium to
Copenhagen, Denmark in February ?

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