I remember reading, when I was a wee lad, a book about a steam shovel that dug a hole it couldn't get out of. Now, when I say remember, I really mean I have vague recollections, so I couldn't recall any more of the story (and I know that the memories were from over 4 decades ago). Every once in a while I would recall these snippets, but couldn't ever remember more.
Just now, I had a thought of it and -- finally -- used Teh Google to see if I could find it.
Anyone else remember this book?
Here's the Wikilink for the book.
And the first page of the story:
And a funny re-reading of the story (which shows the illustrations from the book):