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Again and Again
The turning of a handle makes Father William stand on his head in an
Alice in Wonderland themed private garden. We are currently restoring this artwork for the original owner. Movie to be added soon Watch this space
"You are old, Father William," the young man said,
"And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head—
Do you think, at your age, it is right?"
"In my youth," Father William replied to his son,
"I feared it might injure the brain;
But now that I'm perfectly sure I have none,
Why, I do it again and again."
Patinated copper, steel rod and mechanism