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Enoch Soames.
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Enoch Soames.
Right on Robert. I believe it is from his book "Fungoids".
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Jeff, when I was about 11, I read Beerbohm's story 'A.V. Laider.' I spent the next couple of years scrutinising my palm and imagining I was doomed.
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Enoch Soames.
Is that Enoch Soames, the famous wrecking-ball operator?
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Jeff, when I was about 11, I read Beerbohm's story 'A.V. Laider.' I spent the next couple of years scrutinising my palm and imagining I was doomed.
Robert, if you haven't read it check out Oscar Wilde's story, "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime". It too deals with palm reading.

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Hi Jeff

Yes, it's a good one.
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Those verses were probably made up by Donald McCormick in the late 1950s. I believe that doggerel first appears in his book The Identity of Jack the Ripper.
Quite right Sam, I've found them in McCormick's book The Identity of Jack the Ripper.
He qualifies the final verse as being attributed to McNaughten's memoirs, however there is no reference to the source of the two other verses unfortunately ;-(
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