All The King's Horses And All The King's Men

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When poor old Humpty fell off the wall   

causing a nasty crack across his head and chest

the decision was taken to treat him at the scene

rather than risk the journey to A&E

Everyone thought it was for the best


The initial prognosis was good

but the efforts of the assembled throng

were insufficient to prolong Humpty's life

He took his final breath and bled to death


The subsequent Inquest noted the following :

Humpty was sat on the wall outside Kensington Palace. Both regiments of the Household Cavalry were mobilised from their barracks a short distance away at Hyde Park. With the range of skills within their ranks it is highly likely that a number of individuals would have been capable of giving Humpty the appropriate first aid. The overriding conclusion of the Inquest, and the unanswered question, was this...who the hell made the decision to let the horses have the first go???!!!


Men & Ven ►


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M.C. Newberry

Thu 24th Jan 2019 16:07

Good for a laugh...thanks.
Reminds me of the parliamentarians of my adult lifetime -
humping and dumping! Not quite so funny.

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Brian Maryon

Thu 24th Jan 2019 15:19

Thanks all.

Yes Ray I did know, but I used a large dose of poetic license. Or perhaps I've been hoisted by someone else's petard?

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Wed 23rd Jan 2019 19:35

Brian the real Humpty Dumpty was apparently a cannon.


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Alan Travis Braddock

Wed 23rd Jan 2019 16:03

I often wondered what happened next.


Wed 23rd Jan 2019 14:34

The yoke is on you.

Nice one mate


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Dave Caplan

Wed 23rd Jan 2019 12:58

Nicely put together Brian.
So, at last poor Humpty was freed from the 'yolk' of life !

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