Doddles Makes Things Hum
By Agnes Adams
London: Humphrey Milford, 1927.
Not a title to jump out to those my age or younger, unless you know your British slang of the Mid C20th.
I like to encourage inquiring minds, so I won’t tell you what ‘hum’ means to — well — my mum, for instance, who found this one for me — but let’s just say that Doddles may be checking behind herself for a reason.
And for extra credit, you can interpret the opening lines:
About five o’clock in the morning the sun came slanting over my bed.
“Oh joy on a broomstick!” I said sleepily.
Odd girl, this Doddles.