Friday, August 05, 2016

Edward Gorey House Scavenger Hunt


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When we visited the Edward Gorey House in Cape Cod we participated in a scavenger hunt based upon Gorey's alphabet book The Gashlycrumb Tinies. We only found a few of the items and will need to visit again to complete the list. 

A is for AMY who fell down the stairs

B is for BASIL assaulted by bears

C is for CLARA who wasted away
D is for DESMOND thrown out of a sleigh

E is for ERNEST who choked on a peach

F is for FANNY sucked dry by a leech

G is for GEORGE smothered under a rug

H is for HECTOR done in by a thug

I is for IDA drowned in a lake

J is for JAMES who took lye by mistake

K is for KATE who was struck with an axe
L is for LEO who swallowed some tacks

M is for MAUDE who was swept our to sea
N is for NEVILLE who died of ennui

O is for OLIVE run through with an awl
P is for PRUE trampled in a brawl

Q is for QUENTIN who sank in a mire
R is for RHODA consumed by a fire

S is for SUSAN who perished of fits
T is for TITUS who flew into bits

U is for UNA who slipped down the drain

V is for VICTOR squashed under a train
W is for WINNIE embedded in ice

X is XERCES devoured by mice

Y is for YORICK whose head was knocked in

Z is for ZILLAH who drank too much gin