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Cake Dreams

Andrew: You have stirred recollections of my English childhood: birthday

cakes covered with white hard icing that you needed a cold chisel & 7-lb

hammer to break through. And underneath — MARZIPAN!

(Ancient English children’s joke: Q—What’s yellow and sweet and swings

through the trees wearing a loincloth? A—Tarzipan!)

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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