This code sample is adapted from Clifford B. Anderson and Joseph C. Wicentowski, XQuery for Humanists (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2020), 236. Download this code sample in its raw form. View the source on GitHub.

let $shells :=
    "She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
    The shells she sells are sea-shells, I'm sure.
    For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore
    Then I'm sure she sells sea-shore shells."