The private life of rabbits

In Agatha Christie’s short story “The Market Basing Mystery”, Hastings slightly misquotes the anonymous piece of Doggerel verse which in full reads:

The rabbit has a charming face:
Its private life is a disgrace.
I really dare not name to you
The awful things that rabbits do;

Things that your paper never prints –
You only mention them in hints.
They have such lost, degraded souls
No wonder they inhabit holes;
When such depravity is found
It only can live underground.

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Translator English and German to Dutch and tutor of Biblical Hebrew in Vienna, Austria. Once wrote an MA thesis on Qohelet and never lived to regret it. Culinary Arts Addict. Ignostic. Spinozist. Fan of Zen.

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