…if a wood-pecker could peck wood…

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One-a-pecker, Two-a-pecker.

Ruth Park, Melbourne, Angus & Robertson (1959, Book Club edn)

Well, naturally, this is about the Otago gold rush of the 1860s. But that still doesn’t answer the question.

Either question:
Firstly, how much wood would a wood-pecker peck?

Secondly, just … why?

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It won't surprise you to learn that I'm quite keen on books, and spend as much of my spare time as possible picking over second hand book stalls and charity book sales with my surprisingly delicate claws.