Origins: Green Eggs and Ham was Written on a Bet

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Bennett Cerf, Dr. Seuss‘ editor, bet him that he couldn’t write a book using 50 words or less. “The Cat in the Hat” was simple and it used only 225 words. Enjoying a challenge, the author  created “Green Eggs and Ham” which uses exactly 50 words.

The 50 words 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.

Read the full text here.

Source: CNN