H is for Harry: Harry the Higgledy-Piggledy Hosepipe
It’s not easy being a hosepipe. Most of the time you’re under a lot of pressure and when you’re not, you feel all floppy and listless. You’re also tied – fixed to a tap – so you can’t just go wandering off on your own.
If you reach the end of your tether, then that’s where you’ll be. At the end of your tether.
Harry is always getting himself tied up in knots because he’s VERY higgledy-piggledy but this comes in useful when Crankworth – that very naughty pussy cat – falls down the well. You know the song “Ding dong dell…..pussy’s down the well.”
It’s a good job Queenie is quick thinking and a good job too that Harry can’t wait to prove he’s brave and strong and handsome… handsome? How brave, strong and vain more likely!.
Name Meaning: Harry (short for Henry). The meaning of this name comes from Germany Haima – ‘home’ and ‘Rīk – ‘ruler’). So Harry’s name means home ruler. Harry on Wikipedia
Who invented the hose? In the 8th Century, the Greeks used solid & flexible hoses as flame throwers at sea. It wasn’t until the 1600s that Dutch inventor/painter Jan van der Heyden used leather stitched together to make the very 1st manufactured flexible hose.
Story Appearances: Harry The Higgledy-Piggledy Hosepipe