On the first day of Gormenghast, Steerpike gave to me a monkey named Satan

On the second day of Gormenghast, Steerpike gave to me two crazy twins

On the third day of Gormenghast, Steerpike gave to me three poisoned drinks

On the fourth day of Gormenghast, Steerpike gave to me four thousand rituals

On the fifth day of Gormenghast, Steerpike gave to me five fantastic tales

On the sixth day of Gormenghast, Steerpike gave to me six of Fuschia's doodles

On the seventh day of Gormenghast, Steerpike gave to me seven books a-burning

On the eighth day of Gormenghast, Steerpike gave to me eight boats a rowing

On the ninth day of Gormenghast, Steerpike gave to me nine carvers carving

On the tenth day of Gormenghast, Steerpike gave to me kitchen boys a cooking

On the eleventh day of Gormenghast, Steerpike gave to me ten Death Owls swooping

On the twelfth day of Gormenghast, Steerpike gave to me professors chattering