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My guess: "Can I Get You a Glass of Water? or, Please Close the Glottis after You" by Ogden Nash. which I found on pp. 34-35 of an old hardcover Ogden Nash collection titled You Can't Get There From Here. It's probably the wrong answer, because it's about coughing rather than hiccups and features the word glottis rather than epiglottis. I'm posting ...


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The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander seems a probable match. From the Penguin Randomhouse website: ABOUT THE SECRETS OF LIFE AND DEATH In modern day England, Professor Felix Guichard is called in to identify occult symbols found on the corpse of a young girl. His investigation brings him in contact with a mysterious woman, Jackdaw Hammond, who ...


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The book is most likely The Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein by Johanna Hurwitz (and with illustrations by Gail Owens), published by HarperCollins in 1995. Below is the "evidence" (from the preview on Amazon.com, which gives access to most of the first chapter): "get extra credit at school for reading a very long book": David Bernstein ...


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This is a traditional joke story, more amusing to the teller than the listener, that has existed for well over a hundred years. Dads tell the story to troll their kids. There are many versions. Sometimes it's soldiers hearing a tale told by their general. Sometimes it's children hearing a story told by their grandfather. Sometimes it's sailors hearing a ...


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As per Gareth Rees's comment, this seems to be Edgar Wreford from "An Age of Kings" in 1960. YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQQyyMyTHa0


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While part of me likes to think that it is in the very nature of a philosophical essay on uncertainty to have an indeterminate number of parts, I suspect that the more prosaic answer is that he was two series of essays published; the five-part Incerto series and the, so far, single volume 'Technical Incerto' series. I suspect that this has caused Statistical ...


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Got it: Roger Eddy's The Worldly Adventures of a Teen-age Tycoon. One of the Goodreads reviews mentions: Most of the stories are long forgotten but the one where our hero starts collecting stocks because he likes the artfully engraved certificates is something I'll always remember. The boy proudly posted each of his stock certificates on his bedroom wall. ...


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Even though exact plot details do not check out, this looks much like short stories by Ernest Thompson Seton. The titles of two, probably, most famous of them are "Animal Heroes" and "Wild Animals I Have Known". The animals are the protagonists in these stories. The author narrates their thoughts and actions, but the stories are realistic....


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