Drama · After Poirot pays a routine visit to his dentist, the doctor apparently shoots himself to death a short time later. Chief Inspector Japp appropriately recruits. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe is a nursery rhyme referenced in the novel with the same name. The rhyme. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club in November , Plot introduction · Plot summary · Characters · Explanation of the novel's title. "One, two, three, four, five" is a popular English language nursery rhyme and counting-out Because it bit my finger so. "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe"; " One, Two, Buckle My Shoe "; "One, Two, Three, Four, Five"; "This Old Man"; "Tinker, Tailor". The plot of " One, Two, Buckle My Shoe " is so incredibly convoluted that it takes Poirot an entire 20 minutes (ie. 2 DVD chapters) to explain it at the end! It's clever. One, two, Buckle my shoe ; Three, four, Open the door; Five, six, Pick up sticks; Seven, eight, Lay them straight. Nine, ten, A big, fat hen; Eleven.