Front Cover
 The robber kitten
 Bennie the "scorcher"
 Back Cover

Title: The Robber kitten
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00083387/00001
 Material Information
Title: The Robber kitten
Physical Description: 10 p. : ;
Language: English
Creator: McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Publisher: McLoughlin Bros
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: c1897
Subject: Cats -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1897
Bldn -- 1897
Genre: Children's poetry
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
General Note: Cover title.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00083387
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001746431
oclc - 26325456
notis - AJF9225

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    The robber kitten
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
    Bennie the "scorcher"
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
    Back Cover
        Page 16
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A KITTEN once to its mother said,
I'll never more be good;
But I'll go and be a robber fierce,
And live in a dreary wood,
Wood, wood, wood,
And live in a dreary wood."

So off it went to the dreary wood,
And there it met a cock,
And blew its head, with a pistol, off,
Which gave it an awful shock !
Shock, shock, shock,
Which gave it an awful shock!

It climbed a tree to rob a nest
Of young and tender owls;
But the branch broke off,
and the kitten fell,
With six tremendous howls!
Howls, howls, howls,
With six tremendous howls!

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3'11 shoot pou through, anb stab Vou too.

Soon after that it met a cat;
Now, give to me your purse;
Or I'll shoot you through,
and stab you too,
And kill you, which is worse!
Worse, worse, worse,
And kill you, which is worse."

One day it met a Robber Dog,
And they sat down to drink;
The dog did joke, and laugh, and sing,
Which made the kitten wink!
Wink, wink, wink,
Which made the kitten wink!

At last they quarrelled; then they fought,
Beneath the greenwood tree,
Till puss was felled with an awful club,
Most terrible to see !
See, see, see,
Most terrible to see!

At last they quarrelleb;

then they fought.
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Puss was felleb with an awful club.

When Puss got up,
its eye was shut,
Anb swelleb, anb black, anb blue.

When puss got up,
its eye was shut,
And swelled
and black, and blue;
all its bones were sore,
So it began to mew!
Mew, mew, mew,
So it began to mew!
Then up it rose, and scratched its nos
And went home very sad;
"Oh mother dear, behold me here,
I'll never more be bad,
Bad, bad, bad,
I'll never more be bad."

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One morning
Bennie started out
Soon after break of day;
Had you been there
to listen,
You might have heard
him say,
" I'm going to scorch till
I've enough;
For nothing will I stop;
I'll scorch and scorch
Or at least until I drop !"

was a bicycle boy
Who lived upon
his wheel
That is, he left it only
To sleep or take a meal.
In scorching "
fast and furious
He 'specially
took delight;
He thought it hard,
indeed, the law
Should say it was
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His wheel he mounts, and off he goes,
Like bullet from a gun;
His spirits rising wildly
With the mad delirious fun.
A flock of hens and ducks he soon
Encounters by the way,
And runs them down, and kills a few,
Without a moment's stay.

Delighted to have come off
The victor in the row,
Ben pedals swiftly onward,
And passes next a cow.
His handkerchief at her
he flirts,-
Insulted, she gives chase,
But Ben she fails
to overtake,
So rapid is his pace.

A little further on he meets
A pigof strength and pride,
Who thinks he owns
the roadway,
And wheelmen
can't abide.
Bold Bennie
doesn't dodge him,-
Indeed, he has no choice
They bump,-
and Piggy scampers,
With anguish in his voice.

Old Bossy's left far in the rear,
But Ben keeps up his speed,
And soon a fresh assailant meets,
A cur of mongrel breed.
He seizes Ben, determined
That he shall not advance,
But Ben escapes by leaving
A sample of his pants.


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A nice long slope
Ben now comes to,
And thinks a "coast"
he'll take.
He starts with glee,
but near the end
S His heart
begins to quake;
For, standing 'cross
the road, he sees
A goat of aspect grim,
Who does not show
the least intent
To clear the way for him.

with a crash,
And somersaults both turn
That would in
Barnum's Circus
Loud plaudits
for them earn.
Ben's clothes are torn,
and he is bruised,
His wheel, though,
is all right,
While Mr. Goat
makes up his mind
To draw out of the fight.

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Ben mounts again, and scorching still,
Once more he onward steers,
But now a mounted officer
Upon the scene appears.
He sees bold Ben, an hails him,
But Bennie will not stop,
I've won too many scraps," says he,
"To halt now for a cop."

., Ah! this time
., he has met a foe
Who cannot be defied;
S- The officer has a lariat
-- Suspended by his side;
He throws it very deftly
,, Right over
'--- Bennie's head,
And he is caught securely
The dismal ending More quickly
here you see than 'tis said.
Of Bennie's scorching trip;
He's going off to prison,-
Held in the law's firm grip!
How long he'll have 1
to stay there,
I really cannot tell,
But scorclng is a practice
That should be
punished well.

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