attractive nuisance

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anything on your premises that might attract children into danger or harm

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This volume and its putative successor might have been even richer had it not been for the fact that in 1963, when, forced to fast and furious flight from Venice, I left behind an epenthetic houseguest, the late Bronston Crutchfield; a hysterical queen, he took it upon himself to destroy all my correspondence files as if the Italian police were likely to waste their time and money on pawing through the papers of committers of attractive nuisances, as lawyers describe such offenses as leaving ignition keys in unoccupied unlocked cars and similar passive invitations to criminality.