A Donald Barthelme Collection

Title:  The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine  Or the Hithering Thithering Djinn
Printing:  First
Year of publication:  1971
Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux
City:  New York
Number of Pages:  30
Cover:  hard cover
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:  70-162793


One morning in a recent year, a year not too long ago--the year 1887, to be precise--a young girl named Mathilda awoke, stretched, yawned, scratched and got out of bed.

"What shall I do this morning?" she asked herself. "I think I shall go hooping. This looks like good hooping weather."