Since yesterday, I’ve had lines from a children’s book stuck in my head. Does this count as an earworm, or does that only refer to music? Whatever — I’m saying it counts.
So… my earworm.
I know this is from something my sister and I used to read a lot as kids. I think it’s from a children’s book, but it could also just be from a short piece within a collection. I’ve tried Googling, and I’ve come up with absolutely nothing.
Here’s what I remember — it’s a rhyming story set in a kingdom with a really unfair ruler. And it has something to do with taxes. And I think someone named Max.
(I know, taxes sounds like a really weird topic for a kids’ book, but hey, I didn’t write the thing!)
The lines I know (or kind of know):
A plague on Max’s taxes! They are anything but fair! He taxes both our income and our patience, we declare.
So up they rose upon their toes and [something about sneaking into the palace].
And in the end,
They stuck their tacks in Max!
Am I completely crazy?
If you have any idea what this could be, please let me know! You’ll have my eternal gratitude!