There was an odd man with a beard
who had twenty siblings – how weird
It’s no wonder that he
spouted nonsense for free
That artistic odd man with a beard
Homage is paid to Edward Lear in RAKARA, Book Three of The Bekka Chronicles. There is an anagram of his name to be found in one of the realms visited by Bek and Kar. There are also limb ricks spouting limericks. And finally, four of Edward Lear’s own characters are encountered by Bek and Kar during their adventure. They are Violet, Lionel, Guy, and Slingsby.