When I was a child, there was a rhyme my mother used to recite to me. Here's how it goes... What are little boys made of? Frogs and snails And puppy-dog tails. That's what little boys are made of. What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice And all things nice. That's what little girls are made of. Personally, I resented this. Puppy-dog tails obviously wag furiously, and frogs, I'd been told, can jump up to eight feet. The dynamism of tails and frogs seemed so much more delightful than the comparatively inert properties of sugar and spice.…
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