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10-02-2001, 09:19 PM
There are references to foot tickling in two other literary works that I can think of right now:

1. *The Wide, Wide World* by Susan Warner has repeated references to one girl threatening another with tickling, and contains this passage:

"You're a fine gentleman!" said Nancy, tartly.

"Have you done what I gave you to do?" said Mr. Van Brunt coolly.

"Yes*there!" said Nancy, holding up Ellen's bare feet on one hand, while the fingers of the other secretly applied in ticklish
fashion to the soles of them caused Ellen suddenly to start and scream.

This is a terrible novel, in my opinion, and you're never really sure how old the girls are, but its a tickle, and the whole thing is available for free on the net.

Also, one of the stories in Bobbie Ann Mason's excellent short story collection, *Shiloh and Other Stories*, contains a reference to an uncle threatening his wife, saying he'll "String her up and tickle her feet till she hollers 'uncle.'

Just sharing...

10-12-2001, 08:54 AM
Robert A. Heinlein included tickle scenes in a number of his books. The two that spring immediately to mind are:

Time Enough For Love. In one of the Interludes, one character tells another that he/she "knows every ticklish spot, and I'll tickle them all." I always visualized the scene as M/F but it wasn't stated, could have been F/M I suppose. (This makes sense if you read the book.)

The Puppet Masters (the book, not the crappy movie of the same name.) Sam tickles Mary's feet while they are cuddling during their honeymoon. This leads to dire consequences a few pages later.

Maybe if you can entice qjakal here, he can think of a few more.