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Alphabet Stories

Abstract

The letters of the alphabet, recited in order, conceal various short stories. The first of these was devised by the novelist and Oulipian Harry Mathews, who cited it in a letter dated April 17, 1976:

Hay, be seedy! He-effigy, hate-shy jaky yellow man, oh peek, you are rusty, you've edible, you ex-wise he!

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