BURNINGHAM, John. "They heard the giant beat of an engine…" [from] Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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BURNINGHAM, John. "They heard the giant beat of an engine…" [from] Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. John Burningham, [2014].

Limited-edition print in card mount (15..5" x 20.5"); hand-numbered '2-15' and signed by the artist; taken from the Queen Anne Press edition of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' (2014).
"They heard the giant beat of an engine of a big ship approaching, and Commander Pott quickly sounded the klaxon as a fog-horn, and it said “GA-GOOO-GA”, “GA-GOOO-GA” to warn the big ship. Back out of the fog came a series of huge “MOOS”, just like the noise a vast iron cow might make, and through the fog, coming straight at them, were the bows of a gigantic white liner.Well, all I can say is that she missed them by a cat’s whisker, and they just had a glimpse of lines of passengers a hundred feet above them, staring down with astonishment at the sight of a green motor-car…"

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