WHEN one wee kitten's in the house,
It's all as quiet as a mouse;
When there are two, it's not so quiet;
But not enough to call a riot.
When three are there, they make a noise
Most like a schoolroom full of boys.
Those kittens three kick up such capers,
Papa can't read his daily papers!
I think the best thing he can do,
Is send all three to school, don't you?
Their noise and capers then will cease,
And he can read the news in peace.
AT THE TOY SHOP.
BUY, buy I what shall we buy-
A horse to ride, or a kite to fly,
A train, a boat, or a ball;
A lady-doll or a sailor boy?-
It's terribly hard to choose a toy,
When you'd like to try them all!
THE DOGGIES' PROMENADE.
THREE dogs went out for a promenade
SAll on a summer's day;
There was Mr. Dog, and Mrs. Dog,
And little Doggie Tray.
And as they walked down the crowded street,
They were proud as proud could be,
For they were dressed in their very best,
As every one could see.
But a mischievous cat on the sidewalk stood,
No coat, no hat had she;
So she laughed at the dress
and the pompousness
Of the dog and his family.
Mr. Dog growled deep, and sprang at the cat,
And chased her up and down,
With an angry cry,
and a flashing eye,
But lie t.-* ~ed in his haste rs a stionw
And fcil in t~he s Ip e- rx Ntr1,
And x hen he -trose,
I ilILid frohes
And Mrs. Dog, when she sav .
With horror swooned away,
And sank right down, with her
On a heap of soft red clay.
\W'ee Baby Dog was in sad distress;
He sought for his cap in vain.;
His kilt was torn, he was all forlorn,
And his tears fell down like rain.
But the roguish cat at her fireside sat,
And thought of her fun that day;
And she jumped and danced,
and purred and pranced
At the doggies running away.
Just notice our clothes as we walk in a line.
Did you ever see anything half so fine?
Old Fox is a humbug, on fraud he is bent;
Mr. Goose is a fool if he gives him a cent.
THEY DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS LOADED.
VERY REFRESHING !
YOU get the very best milk, you know,
At the Chalk and Water Dairy Co.
Tom and his mother, whenever they pass,
Always call in and have a glass.
JUMBO had a garden,
A pretty little garden,
Filled with every flower that grows,
And 'twas watered every day,
In a novel sort of way,
With his trunk for the garden hose!
(< H Biddy," said Foxy, come, sup with me;
U The moon's wide awake-I wait for thee!"
" No, thanks,". said Biddy, I'm safer here-
The moon's wide awake-so am I, Foxy dear! "
THE FAMILY COACH.
T HIS is the way the kittens play
Whe.'n the children -are gone away;
Six in the coach, and all alivc-
Off they go for a lovely drive I
Tumbling out they. never mind,
They run in front-they run behind;
Tabitha Mew has lost her hat-
Worse things happen at sea than that..
So take my warning, girls and boys,
And always put away your toys,
Or else the kittens with them will play
Whenever you happen to go away I