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Oh hey, I found a 1986 addition to the Amazing Mumford saga! (I could not reproduce the multi-space gap between the third and fourth words, but otherwise the typography faithfully follows the original document.)

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The amazing Mumford and Big Bird were fighting. Big Bird was trying to get his bag of gold back. MumFORd had taken it and Would not give it bacK. They fought with swords.

The End.
edenfalling: headshot of a raccoon, looking left (raccoon)
This is from the 1985 file folder of my accumulated childhood papers. The preceding two thirds of the page are covered in ALLCAPS electric typewriter gibberish, with one brief leap into intelligibility -- "I LOVE [LEGAL NAME]" -- most likely typed by my mom. I suspect I was sitting on her lap.

I am not sure how much of the following story is her taking dictation and how much is her subtly prompting me, but judging by the logic lapses, it was probably mostly me at age three and a half. *wry*

Anyway, the Amazing Mumford!

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THE AMAZING MUMFORD


ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS AN AMAZING MUMFORD. HE WAS A MAGICIAN. HE WAS A GOOD ONE. HE MADE THINGS DISAPPEAR. ONE DAY HE CAME TO SESAME STREET AND HE MADE A CARROT DISAPPEAR. HE DID THAT AT MIDNIGHT WHEN EVERYONE WAS ASLEEP. YOU KNOW HOW HE MADE IT DISAPPEAR? HE ATE IT AND THAT'S HOW HE MADE IT DISAPPEAR! IN THE MORNING EVERYBODY GOT ANGRY. "DON'T DO THAT AGAIN," THEY SHOUTED. HE MADE HIMSELF DISAPPEAR WITH HIS MAGIC. THEN HE WENT BACK TO HIS HOUSE. AND THEY DID NOT LIKE THE AMAZING MUMFORD FOR EVERMORE. AND THE AMAZING MUMFORD MADE ALL THE SESAME STREET PEOPLE DISAPPEAR. AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER. BUT THEN THE AMAZING MUMFORD GOT ANGRY AT THEM.

THE END

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