C Is for Catastrophe

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A woman discovers that her fish tank has just fallen from its base and got broken
CATASTROPHE, a final event (generally unhappy).

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The letter C is illustrated with a woman wearing a mobcap and mittens who discovers that the fish tank in her garden has just fallen from its base and got broken. The full verse reads:

“Oh here’s a sad catastrophe!”
Was Mrs. Blossom’s cry—
Then—”Water! water! bring to me—
Or all my fish will die.”

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