House that Jack Built

(The). There are numerous similar glomerations. For example the Hebrew parable of The Two Zuzim. The summation runs thus:

10. This is Yavah who vanquished

9. Death which killed

8. The butcher which slew

7. The ox which drank

6. The water which quenched

5. The fire which burnt

4. The stick which beat

3. The dog which worried

2. The cat which killed

1. The kid which my father bought for two zuzim.

(A zuzim was about = a farthing.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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