Bootlace Soup

By Anthony Holcroft,
illustrated by Craig Smith

Thomas Nelson Australia: Melbourne Australia, 1984

ISBN 0170083004

A hunter comes out of the bush one evening, tired and hungry, and asks an old couple for a bed and a bite to eat. They tell him he is out of luck — the cupboard’s bare. No problem, says the hunter, he’ll brew them up some nourishing soup from one of his bootlaces — which he does with comical results.