THE STORK BRINGS GOOD LUCK
I their nests in towns, even on roofs of houses. In Holland the Dutch like to
,ome, for they are friends of the babies,
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A is for Alligator, who
In a cos-
up of a hat .
and a smile.
B is for Bears, who
Ti 1l, steal-
found they had stings.
C is for Crane, whose new
suit that he
doesn't fit, as
a nice new
D is for Deer,
II 31 who said t
U "Though they
These horns often come in
quite useful, my dear."
E is. for
.-t For something he's done,
Sand he's just bee, found out.
F is for Fox,
to meet you!
I'm so fond of you, that
I really could eat you!"
u's for Giraffe,who said
"Coats I have got,
But I do want some collars-I wear such a lot."
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who ventures$ to
But found that the ice wouldn't bear such a weight.
I is for Ibis, who felt
So she went to the Doctor and asked for a pill.
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J is for Jaguar,
who went out
Of soap and hot water
she never was sparing.
K is for
-* LIV.T clever-
When they showed him the sum he said
"Well, did you ever!"
SL is for Lion,
IT[ go out;
He calls it a cold, but I
think it's the gout!
M is for Monkeys, who
the cakes all got burnt.
N is for Night Heron,
gy, you'd d
home to your pond.
0 is for Owls, getting
and night-cap on head.
D P is for Ppn-
stare out to
When dear Mamma Penguin says,
"Come home to tea.'
-. Q is for
j whose child
:, was her
R is for
who said "Mine weighs the most."
S is for Sea
Lion, who, up
at the Zoo,
Delighted in wetting
the spectators through.
T is for Tiger,
home a toy,
When he went
to town, for his wee baby
U is for
former so neat,
I've heard that 'WOF
his juggling quite
brings down the street.
V is for
for a trip
purpose to learn how
"Bring us -some
We're hungry enough to eat dinner for four!"
X is an animal
without a name;
But when the crab
I guess he'll exclaim!
Y is for Yak, who's a
lover ,of pipes.
Z is for Zebra, who
wears many stripes.
"THE ELEPHANT HAD HIMSELF MEASURED FOR SUITS."
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AVE you heard of the Animals' Trip to Sea?
What, never? Well, come,then, and listen to me,
And I'll tell in a while
How they went, in fine style,
For a trip in the good ship Crocodile ";
You shall learn what on board occurred,
And the things that were done and seen and heard.
The day that they saw the advertisement,
The Animals all nearly crazy went;
They bought the papers,
And cut such capers,
And all scurried off to the tailors and drapers.
For they said: "We must have new clothes, you know,
If in the proper style we want to go."
Excitement reigned on every hand
Throughout the whole of Animal Land;
They went to the stores,
In dozens and scores,
Till some couldn't even get in at the doors.
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"THE NEXT THING THEY DID WAS TO START THE PACKING."
The Elephant had himself measured for suits,
The Giraffe bought collars, the Pig new boots
And Mrs. Hippo purchased a bonnet
Just come from Paris,with ribbons on it;
In fact, at the stores they were so busy
With taking the money they grew
quite dizzy, (
And on everyone's lip
Was the name of the ship
And the talk of the great Excursion Trip!
Next day Doctor Ape, with wondrous quickness,
Invented some pills to cure sea-sickness;
No sooner than made
He did a fine trade.
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"ALL ANIMAL LAND IS OFF TO THE STATION."
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The Elephant for a whole trunkful paid;
While that artful Fox,
Who purchased a box,
Just took them straight off, to guard against shocks.
The Lion bought lots for his aunts and cousins;
The Giraffe came as well, and took some dozens:
Sea-sickness with himwas past enduring,
His neck was so long, it took lots of curing.
The Mouse and the Bear o
Came hurrying there,
For the Animals' Great Sea Trip to prepare. j
The next thing they did was to start the
To take care that nothing at all was lacking;
And everything then was bustle and rush:
The Cock brought his comb, the Fox his brush;
Sea-boots and straw hats,
Condensed milk-for that's ,-V
The best thing at seafor kittens and cats.
The Elephant's trunk was of use, no doubt, <4
For that he could hardly go without-
'Twas so full, to shut it he sat upon it,
And spoilt Mrs. Hippo's new Paris bonnet 1
Each one, small and great,
Rushed round in a state
Of hurry and flurry, early and late.
Well, somehow or other the time went past,
The packing of boxes was done at last,
And now Mrs. Hippo has called the Bears
To carry her new trunk
F- down the stairs.
(f. They stare at the
..,' For it's none too
And crash, it comes
tumbling down one
"FOR EVERYONE'S BUMPING, PUSHING AND BAWLING."
One Bea, is puffed and the other disabled,
While she cries aghast: "Can't you see it's labelled?"
Young Hip gives a yell,
For on him it fell,
And how they will get it out none can tell;-
But it's done at last-there's Fox at the door:
Good-bye; we're off to a
foreign shore; '
Oh, dear, what confusion
and agitation 1 HI p
All Animal Land is off to
Some travel by 'bus, .
Without any fuss;
The Monkeys cry: "Come
in a dog-cart, like us!" ~-- "
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"THE BEAR'S NEW WATCH WAS ALL WRONG, ALACKI"
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The Lion a smart motor-hansom is taking;
The Bear on his cycle good speed is making;
Some walk and some ride,
While Hippo's inside
A cab, and most of its springs are breaking! I
It's worry and scurry ,
And scramble and flurry: i
."We are sure to be late if you don't
S hurry; (shall find
i -.So drive your hardest, for we
S -- We cannot go if.
S" "we're left behind!" .
The start was noisy, the station is worse;
The Lion is mad: he has lost his purse 1
-. Picture his rage and his children's grief,
Until they found the Fox was the thief
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"IN SPITE OF THAT THEY WERE ALL SO ILL."
All rush and af run To the gate, everyone;
S.Some.ab _AJ ts.,;ad some have, none. ..
The Monkeys climb up the Giraffe to
.1 get theirs!
i 'I"This way forth 'Crocodile,' down
S. the stairs"
SThe porters are calling,
F And the children squalling,
For everyone's bumping, pushing,
I ,:. A-1a and bawling;
,i,, There's such a crush, the wonder to
I. :s how they'll ever get to the sea.
Down on the platform, oh, what a din!
The Bears are putting the luggage in;
The smoking-carriage is quickly cramming,
The bell is ringing, the doors are slamming.
"Make-haste, make haste!
There's no time to waste!"' .,
(The:ladies all in one carriage are placed.)
Yes, that's your train,
I tell you again!: .
The noise is enough to 'turn .
one's brain.- .
"Out of the way there : por-,
At last they're packed in, great
The: engine puffs anid the -
And off the Great- Excursion goes.
The next thing .was: the getting on board;
The wind it blew and the rain it poured,
And oh! the. dismay :
When the bridge gave way,
And several tumbled in, they say.
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COSTUME WAS TOO SMALL BY HALF.
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Now, as it happened, 'twas just as well
That some of them in the water fell,
Because the raft could then be kept
For those who perhaps had overslept;
The Elephant had stopped his trunkto pack;
The Bear's new watch was all wrong,alack! f x ;/
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S;i Was sure to be late an /
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-too fat to run:
He had to stop
R,, ` -forhis youngest son.
'I 'Above the squall they heard the call,
So all went for that Trip after all.
THEY GAVE A SPLENDID DANCE ONE NIGHT."
Alas I when they were hardly a mile
From shore on the crowded "crocodile,"
The boat up and down began to go,
The sea turned rough, and the wind did
Each took a pill-
Some two-but still,
In spite of that they were all so ill!
They called for the steward, Tommy Seal,
Who waited on them with the greatest zeal.
The Lion was sick and the Hippo too;
The Zebra cried: "Throw me over, do!"
The Elephant he
Cried: "Oh, dear me!
This dreadful wibbly, wobbly sea!
At last they came to
an island fine,
And then the sun
.J. began to shine;
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and in a minute
---- Everyone went oul
-- -- =- bathing in it.
---.. The Hippo's costume
was too small by half,
Which made the Lion giggle and laugh.
The Bear a fuss made, Till the Elephant played
Sea-water upon him for being afraid!
The Tiger a life-belt wore all around him,
"In case," he said, "so much water drowned him."
The Wolf and the 7
And everyone said.: ---
"How happy I aml" -
"UP THE RIGGING THE MONKEYS RAN."
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Life on board ship was such delight,
They gave a splendid dance one night;
The Monkeys danced, and so did the Pig;
The Elephant's feet, though, were so big,
He trod on the Lion's tail, making him
One day, when Mr. and Mrs. Bear ,' .
Were taking a nap in a nice deck-
"Good gracious, it's going to rain,"
"Please fetch my new mackintosh- -
for mel" But when quite awake, he looked around:
The Fox was laughing at him, he found;
He rubbed his nose: "I know, it's those
Young Monkeys at mischief with the hosel'
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"SO ACROSS THE MUD THEY HAD TO GO."
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"Land ahoy!"cried the Seal next day,
And there it was, not far away; /
Up the rigging the Monkeys ran:
"We'll see it first, if anyone can "
When, all of a sudden, they ran
And, wading ashore on stilts, they ""-7 ~
The rest of all landed safe .an a
Some with a sigh, and some with
Said good-bye to the "Cro~iodile,"
, All pleased as courd be,
,And, twixtt you and me,
I That's the end of the Animals'
Trip to Sea.
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