3, 6, 9, the goose drank wine...

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May 2, 2015
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So my Library ordered a copy of the comic "Wraith" by Joe Hill(Prequel to NOS4A2) I was reading it yesterday and came across a page where Charlie Manx's children are singing "3, 6, 9, the goose drank wine!" The same creepy rhyme one of the Little Bald Doctors(Atropos) sings in Insomnia. Thought I would share this cool little connection.

But just incase does anyone know if there is an importance to this rhyme that I just haven't seen yet? Does it show up in any other of Stephen King's books?
 

GNTLGNT

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#3
So my Library ordered a copy of the comic "Wraith" by Joe Hill(Prequel to NOS4A2) I was reading it yesterday and came across a page where Charlie Manx's children are singing "3, 6, 9, the goose drank wine!" The same creepy rhyme one of the Little Bald Doctors(Atropos) sings in Insomnia. Thought I would share this cool little connection.

But just incase does anyone know if there is an importance to this rhyme that I just haven't seen yet? Does it show up in any other of Stephen King's books?
...I don't recollect any others....
 

Aloysius Nell

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So my Library ordered a copy of the comic "Wraith" by Joe Hill(Prequel to NOS4A2) I was reading it yesterday and came across a page where Charlie Manx's children are singing "3, 6, 9, the goose drank wine!" The same creepy rhyme one of the Little Bald Doctors(Atropos) sings in Insomnia. Thought I would share this cool little connection.

But just incase does anyone know if there is an importance to this rhyme that I just haven't seen yet? Does it show up in any other of Stephen King's books?
It's paraphrased in the UB40 version of Neid Diamond's song, "Red Red Wine."
 
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