John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Ten random things: April 18

Ten mystery novels by Agatha Christie:

  1. And Then There Were None
  2. The Big Four
  3. Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
  4. N or M?
  5. Ordeal by Innocence
  6. The Moving Finger
  7. Sparkling Cyanide
  8. By the Pricking of My Thumbs
  9. Three Act Tragedy
  10. Murder in Mesopotamia

The title of By the Pricking of My Thumbs comes, of course, from Macbeth, act IV, scene 1:

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.

The second part of that couplet has also been used as the title of a well-known novel by Ray Bradbury. I've always sort of wondered if there are any other well-known poetic couplets that have been so used, but never looked into it. Anyone?


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