Edward Lear's Owl and the Pussy-cat recalls a loving relationship between an Owl and Cat who sailed away to the land of the Bong Trees where for a shilling they purchased a ring from a pig. It was a Turkey that married them and the relationship was then consummated by dining on quince which they ate with a Runcible Spoon.
And it's true a person can spend a lifetime wondering what a Bong Tree is,
wondering what happened to the ring from the end of a pig's nose, asking a few
probing questions about the Turkey, who apparently lived on a hill, and
generally becoming irritated by the Runcible Spoon. Either way somewhere in The
Letlander a raging Helen Cromby broke Albert Cromby's Runcible Spoon, and it was
indeed a consummate moment for your writer of pulp.