BIOGRAPHY GREEN EGGS AND HAM

Green Eggs and ham originated with a wager between Seuss and his publisher Bennett Cerf, who bet $50 that Seuss couldn’t write a book using just 50 words after the completion of The Cat in the Hat, which used 220. Despite Seuss’s success, Cerf apparently never paid off on the bet.

Green Eggs and Ham follows Sam I Am as he attempts to get his friend to try green eggs and ham, a meal that Sam finds delicious. The stubborn friend refuses to take even a bite, proclaiming that he does not like them, in various different locations and settings. By the end of the story, Sam finally convinces his friend to taste the dish. Upon taking his first bite, Sam’s friend realizes that he really does enjoy the taste of green eggs and ham.

Not in the dark. Not on a train.
Not in a car. Not in a tree.
I do not like them, Sam you see.
Not in a house. Not in a box.
Not with a mouse. Not with a fox.
I will not eat them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere!

The fifty words used are:

a
am
and
anywhere
are
be
boat
box
car
could
dark
do
eat
eggs
fox
goat
good
green
ham
here
house
I
if
in
let
like
may
me
mouse
not
on
or
rain
Sam
say
see
so
thank
that
the
them
there
they
train
tree
try
will
with
would
you

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