Hovis – Runaway
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I were no more than knee-high to a grasshopper when I ran off from home. I packed up me marbles, me catapult and me ‘Ovis sandwiches and off I went. I just stopped for a bite to eat when up comes t’postman. “Am I in London yet?” I asked him. “Nay lad,” he says, “and if thous thinkin of leggin it down there, thou’ll need more Hovis butty than that to keep thee goin’. Come back wi’ me and we’ll get yer ma to make up a suitcase full.
Voiceover: “Hovis still has many times more wheatgerm than ordinary bread. It’s as good for you today as it’s always been.”
Here's a translation:-
I was very small when I ran away from home. I packed my marbles, my catapult and a Hovis sandwich and off I went. I just stopped for a bite to eat when the postman arrived. "Am I in London yet?" I asked him. "No young man," he said, "and if you're thinking of going all the way down there, you'll need more Hovis sandwiches than that to keep you going. Come back with me and we'll get your mother to make up a suitcase full.