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wonderingwhy's avatar

Nowhere, it was originally a riddle. 1

EmptyNest's avatar

Great question @AshLeigh. I’d never thought of that! Great answer @wonderingwhy!

janbb's avatar

Nowhere – but I believe the original illustrations to the book by John Tenniel depict him as an egg.

lloydbird's avatar

He was a cannon.
In the English Civil War.
Likely, not an “egg”.

Rarebear's avatar

It’s in Through the Looking Glass, and in the book he’s an egg.

filmfann's avatar

As I recall, the story of HD was based on a political figure, but I don’t remember it being Richard III.
I can’t find my annotated Mother Goose, but I will continue looking for it later.

LezboPirate's avatar

Oh, Ash-Leigh. I didn’t even know this was your question, but I had to look at it because I read it and I was like “HEY!... It doesn’t..”

AshLeigh's avatar

Erikah, right? :D
It’s not in there. >.<

LezboPirate's avatar

You know who I am..
If you don’t..then why am I in your house?

I know it isn’t in there. I checked. :D

AshLeigh's avatar

Erikah… Dork. :P
I checked too. And I was very annoyed that it was not in there.
Humpty Dumpty is a lie!!!

LezboPirate's avatar

I wouldn’t say it’s a lie. Just not very informative.

AshLeigh's avatar

Erikah, that’s like saying the cake isn’t a lie, and it’s just not informative. Which would be a LIE.

lillycoyote's avatar

I’ve been reading the Wikipedia entry that @wonderingwhy linked to and there seems to have been, historically, almost as much speculation, mystery and intrigue surround the true identity and nature of Humpty Dumpty as that surround the identity of Bob Woodward’s secret
Watergate informant, Deep Throat. We may never know the truth.

AshLeigh's avatar

If I didn’t already take Government, I would have no idea what you were talking about, @lillycoyote. :D

lillycoyote's avatar

@AshLeigh I wasn’t sure if you youngsters would know who the Deep Throat I was referring to was, so I added a few details. :-)

AshLeigh's avatar

@lillycoyote, I got it right away. But only because it was the last thing we learned about in Government class, last quarter. :D
If I hadn’t taken that class I would be very confused. :D

Luiveton's avatar

Omg I love that question.

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