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Count

One Two

Buckle the Shoe

Three Four

See the Dark Door

Five Six

All the Dead Sticks

Seven Eight

The Path is Straight

Nine Ten

Lock the Den

Counting, counting, it's harder than it looks. What do you lose to suit the books? One word, two words, three words, eight? What do you add to make it straight?

Isn't – is not, won't – will not. Twist and turn the clause and phrase. You wrote it, you write it, it will behave.

But really what is a word or two, is it something you have to do? Well, to be honest… Yes.