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Heavens, how dashing! cried the people in the dinghy,

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and Echo answered: Count the spoons!

On the shore a bat, or possibly an umbrella,


disengaged itself from the shrubbery,


causing those nearby to recollect the miseries of childhood.

Each year, The Edwardian Ball presents a featured Gorey tale and brings it to life on stage with original scoring, choreography, and multi-media performance. Our 2023 featured story is Gorey's tableaux classic, "The Object Lesson" - a mysterious tale of artificial limbs, Throbblefoot Spectres, moustaches, dinghys, tea-urns and more.

All Edward Gorey content and imagery courtesy of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.
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