(200 bucks worth)
(1928, republished 1967)
In Norman Douglas' little collection, he writes,
"I may be abused on the ground that the pieces are coarse, obscene, and so forth. Why, so they are; and whoever suffers from that trying form of degeneracy which is horrified by coarseness had better close the book at once..."
We reproduce here Douglas' delightful commentary on 20 of his 50 selected $10 gems; all satiric in the tradition of Mark Twain. (As the present editor belongs to the 'asterisk' school of profanity publishing, the reader is occasionally brought into the creative process by being asked to supply one or more missing letters, indicated by an asterisk. Native English speakers should find this a simple challenge. For non-native English speakers who may be at a loss to fill in the asterisks, their enjoyment of this form of poetry will depend on finding the right English teacher.)
On to the $10 limericks:
Or Take Your Pick: