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Thread #56167   Message #876398
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
28-Jan-03 - 05:23 AM
Thread Name: Clementine's shoe size?
Subject: RE: Clemantine's shoe size?
I think possibly this relates to her having very petite feet

"Light she was and like a fairy
And her shoes were number nine
Herring boxes without topses
Sandals were for Clemantine"

Shoe sizes in the UK are (apparently) related to the 'barleycorn' (1/3 inch). But childrens shoe sizes run up to size 13 before starting again at adult size 1. Thus size 9 would be a small childs size