Tuesday, July 20, 2004

A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie

Rex Fortescue was poisoned at the beginning of the book. Inspector Neele began questioning the people in the house and found rye in Mr. Fortescue's pocket. The next day both the maid and Fortescue's wife died. All of these events followed the rhyme about blackbirds. Mr. Fortescue was suspected of having killed someone in a mine in Africa called Blackbird Mine. Hannah K.

"Sing a song of sixpence
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie. "

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