The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
About the Book
In the kingdom of Didd, King Derwin is riding through a street past Bartholomew Cubbins, a poor boy in the market. Bartholomew removes his hat, according to the laws, but another hat mysteriously appears; when he attempts to remove this one too, another one appears again, and this continues, even as he removes more and more hats, each growing in extravagance and beauty.
Dig a hole five furlongs deep, Down to where the night snakes creep, Mix and mold the mystic mud, Malber, Balber, Tidder, Tudd.”
They only say it just “happened to happen” and was not very likely to happen again.