The owl and the pussy cat
The nursery rhyme of Edward Lear teils about an owl and a pussy cat, who go to sea in a beautiful pea green boat. They take some honey and plenty of money.
The honey underlines the sweet feelings they nurse for each other. They decide to marry and they sail for one year and one day to an island. There they buy the ring of a pig. And after that a turkey on a hill joins them in matrimony
Not very exciting for an adult collector. Is it ?? However. In ancient cultures - Egypt, Greece, Palestina, Arabia, India - honey plays a part in human relations:
by Jan de Crom
taken from "The Postal Bee" 1/1999
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