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    Smile the leg of lamb

    Hello. I'm wondering "the leg of lamb" is a book title by Roald Dahl or it has any other meaning in this context below.
    Please help. Thank you.

    (These sentences are from a children's book. The speaker is lying on the living room floor with her head on a book.)
    --- Tonight, the music, anita and ruth's squeals,
    the joy of shimmerin in the light from the orange-fringed lamp, the leg of lamb, All of it helps me forget that tomorrow I'll be getting on a bus to lake Kanawana with forty kids in shorts,
    not one of them a friend.

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    Re: the leg of lamb

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Hello. I'm wondering "the leg of lamb" is a book title by Roald Dahl or it has any other meaning in this context below.
    Please help. Thank you.

    (These sentences are from a children's book. The speaker is lying on the living room floor with her head on a book.)
    --- Tonight, the music, anita and ruth's squeals,
    the joy of shimmerin in the light from the orange-fringed lamp, the leg of lamb, All of it helps me forget that tomorrow I'll be getting on a bus to lake Kanawana with forty kids in shorts,
    not one of them a friend.
    It depends on how it's written. Does it say 'the leg of lamb' or The Leg of Lamb? Even children's books use traditional orthography. I'm not sure why there's a comma after lamb then a capital 'All'. All said, it's hard to interpret if that's not a good transcription of the text.
    But surely there must be something else in the context that refers to a leg of lamb? If she's reading Dahl's The Leg of Lamb, it still could be the eponymous leg of lamb in the book that is meant.

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    Re: the leg of lamb

    Thank you. Actually, all the text in the book is written in capitals. So I'm not sure it is 'the leg of lamb' or the Leg of Lamb. And there's nothing in the context that refers to a leg of lamb. Do you think the book, The Leg of Lamb, could reflect the girl's mind or something?

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    Re: the leg of lamb

    What children's book is this from? Is it published (there are obvious usage & punctuation errors in it)? And what in the context makes you think that Roald Dahl is involved?
    I don't see any other meaning. They had leg of lamb for their meal. Period.
    (I am not a teacher.)
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    Re: the leg of lamb

    Thank you. I think you are right. They had leg of lamb for their meal. It is from a graphic novel, Jane, the fox, and me.

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    Re: the leg of lamb

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Thank you. I think you are right. They had leg of lamb for their meal. It is from a graphic novel, Jane, the fox, and me.
    Who wrote the book?
    (I am not a teacher.)

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