Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss

by centers8 on February 18, 2015

A never-before-seen book by Dr. Seuss will be published by Random House–titled, “What Pet Should I get.” Two decades after his death, the manuscript was discovered by his wife and secretary. The manuscript was written in the 1950’s. It hits the book stores in July, 2015 and you know I’m going to be first in line. He is one of my favorite artist and authors.
In his honor I would like to share with you a short-short on his first adult book–Seven Horse Truths. These truths are from Dr. Seuss book, The Seven Lady Godiva’s. It was published in 1939.
In this book, Dr. Seuss sets the record straight regarding Lady Godiva. He says there were not only one Lady Godiva, but seven. They were sister, all butt-naked. In addition there was not only one Peeping Tom but seven. It’s highly important you understand Peeping Tom never peeped. Peeping was the family name and all his brothers bore it with pride.
The seven girls were the daughters of Lord Godiva. When his horse threw him and killed him, his daughters swore they wouldn’t marry until they discovered one horse truth that would benefit man. Each of the Godiva girls were engaged to the Peeping brothers. What follows is a horse truth each Godiva discovered–maybe you’ve heard them and maybe you haven’t:
1. Don’t ever look a gift horse in the mouth.
2. Don’t put the cart before the horse.
3. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.
4. Never change horses in the middle of the stream.
5. Horseshoes are lucky.
6. That’s a horse of another color.
7. Don’t lock the barn after the horse has been stolen.

Dr. Seuss engages in a little horseplay as he tell us how each proverb was discovered by each of the girls of the barest family. Perhaps you have used one of these barest of truths yourself at sometime.
I hope you enjoyed this tidbit.

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