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“What manner o’thing is your crocodile?”: May 2020

Welcome to the May Crocodile Mystery! Take a look at this image:

This sheet has been used as endpaper in a book (the image has been rotated to make the text more legible) but can you guess to what it was intended to be part of and used for?

Leave your guesses in the comments below, and we’ll be back next week with more information!


  • Sheet from the 1549? Book of Common Prayer, The Litany. Printed in two stages, only the first printing in red of the responses and paragraph capitals was undertaken.

  • Must be part of a litany with text in different print colour left unadded. The capital F’s in the left column obviously started the word “From”.

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