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The Golliwogg's fox-hunt

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Title:
The Golliwogg's fox-hunt
Creator:
Upton, Bertha, 1849-1912
Upton, Florence K ( Florence Kate ), 1873-1922 ( Illustrator )
Longmans, Green, and Co ( Publisher )
Place of Publication:
London ;
New York
Publisher:
Longmans, Green
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
66 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 29 cm.

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Dolls -- Juvenile fiction ( lcsh )
Black dolls -- Juvenile fiction ( lcsh )
Fox hunting -- Juvenile fiction ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1905
Bldn -- 1905
Genre:
Children's poetry
novel ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- New York -- New York
England -- London
India -- Bombay
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )

Notes

General Note:
First ed. published 1905, undated. Cf. BMC.
General Note:
In verse.
General Note:
Imprint also notes publisher's location in Bombay.
Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
Statement of Responsibility:
pictures by Florence K. Upton, verses by Bertha Upton.

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University of Florida
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VERSES BY Senbha Yypliem.

LONGMANS, GREEN &.C0., LONDON, EW YORK & BOMBAY.

)



















VERSES BY Berhpa (“pion



LONGMANS, GREEN &Co., LONDON. NEW YoRK & BOMBAY. *



* Gally Ho! Hark away! Girls, ist it _Sreaie
Be prepared for a hunt in fine style,

and a wonder ful ran across country, you know;
On sach mounts as should make you all smile!

See! this pack 1S renowned, all first prize, and Im proud
©o be Master of Mounds in sach case; oo
Inspecting the kennels comes first on our list,
Yes this lodging -house is a fine place.
Zo

ce

~~
ee
a

| Now, (Nidget remember, we dont call them, dogs,
Ohey are hounds on these benches now silting ,

find in, couples they count, not in pasrs, my dear child—
Well , I'l teach you such terms as are fitking ”

* *« « * * *



2








42





For lots more oatmeal : Peggy calls
©o nimble - footed Wes ;

Some mee lean Ge ciN from butchers shop
Is carried oe by [Nes.

@Ohe monster coppers steam. away
(is Midget stokes the fire

First meal , then flesh, Pes MIXES I
She Stites) ow Seems to bre :

A drenching-horn apo the wall

Helps dose the hounds when_ ill,
i ane bottles on the Store —nOOIne shelf
ss : With medicines they fill.

4









Said Mes, “this breaker’s excellent
For mixing up their ole

A little more meal- pudding , Wes,
©hose hounds must have enough,

Vear Midget, do you find ib right
ls to the temperature °

Dont tumble in, 1 pray, although,
Your test might be more sure’

©o get inside their feeding- room
©he hounds can hardly wait,
Lm hurrying , Gadfly!’ es consoles,

| ‘Your dinner wont be late.









Politeness here might draw a veil,
r even close a door,
While Meg lies in the feeding - trough,
(ind Midget on the floor.

s

©he hounds —all waiting in the yard
For the aplifting latch |

Ohat summons them to eat their food
With relish and despatch —





Hear with dismay [\eg’s choking cry,
Ner call for Golliwosg

Go lift her out before she drowns
In, such an oatmeal bos.





Involantary 1I§ the smile

a | Weg vainly tries to hide,
NS Bat Golliwogg , with deep concern
i NS Bounds nimbly ie her side.

<









ieromy, crown to sole they rub her dry,
Find though a lot ts spilled,

Ohe pack in. line , with gsterns aloft
Seem sure of Selling filled,

Ohen Golliwogg calls each by name :
“Crasher and Dasher, come !

Omasher and Roarer ! Gorer and Borer!
Sour meal is surely done !

Tiowler and Growler | come , march oul !

Soure certainly not lean,
But Gad fly wants an extra feed

So he the trough may clean.







Ohe hounds have all been exercised, Re
Well Sroomed the dappled mare,
find Midget bandages her legs J ef
With perfect skill and care. -





Pacific treatment dulky needs,
Yet things had balance kept
If only Pes Sy, one -idead,
ad noticed where she stept.







Der clumsy jeet the bandage caught
Which. caused a general spill,
Ona, pub for active Golliwogg,
Ghe Midget had fared ill.

Girls, carrots, pail, and horses hoofs
Are soon in hopeless tumble,

©he mare might have a score of legs
©o bring about such jumble.







At night the Golliwogs set forth
With lantern, pick and spade,
©o fill with faggots, stones and earth,

©he holes the fox had made:

Said he, that kKnave is now abroad
Killing the farmers’ chicks,

By stopping up his every door
We'll put him, Ie ee 0,





For, when across the hills we come 2
With hunters , hounds and horn,

He cant run home — we'll have him fast,
ne Il wish he'd ne'er been born:









‘Fair ones! how beautiful you look!
@his is a Meet indeed !

Such perfect rigs [Im quite convinced
©he season's style must lead |!

Our hunters, all in splendid form,
— paw the ground,

Not long they'll tarry when my blast
ie silver horn | sound. SOX \ |






‘©is a proud moment, and Tm Sure
Success will crown our day, ee |
Come, let Us off to find a fOc q
Nark to my note! Away |”







How glad I am were moving off
Said Pes to Sarah Jane,

oo though my habit is admired,
Tt shall not make me Valin.

I HNN of all our pastimes Say,

I love this one the best,
And isnt Golhwogs a dear |

In hunting costume drest?

Now dont jorset one thing ,dear_girl,
ti first the fox_you spy,

With all the lung that _you Poses:
You ‘Tally oe must cry!









‘Tally -ho!!"— ‘tis [Midget Sees him pest,
Ter shrill cries rend the alr,

‘Come hounds! come all! the fox is found !
We’ve roused him jrom his lair |

Now, at the shout, ‘He's gone away!”
| In Ree ery come the hounds,
Ohe noble hunters fairly fly,

Ohe Midget moves in bounds |

Snarled Meg — The fox has gone away,
Ohe hounds have passed us by,
Get up, Hotspur! or we'll be late,

And then with shame ae

Noe









‘Ware wire! ware wire!’ their leader cries,
‘Rein in, dear girls, J bes |

©o come a cropper is no joke, |
Ware wire! ware wire, 800 d Pe Ss e

Alas! too late his warning cry,
@hey did ‘not comprehend :

No method marks their hasty fall,
Oheir bones 200d luck defend |









Poor Sulky , resting on her head,
Pants out her injured moan,

While Mes , on Hotspur, (quite intact,
Emits a startling Sroan ; |

—<=Al groan so deep,50 agonized,
Her suffering comrades rise
©o catch her ‘ere she fainting , falls,
With sympathetic sighs,





















©hey run for water from the brook, |
Small heed to ’selves_ they pay ;

‘©was dulky Reali emecs be = Worst,
Her head ached all that day.

"©hese accidents we must not mind,
Suk learn just how to fall,

Said Golliwogg , “and luckily
Wie yore, OL hurt ate all

a a nae!



30







Ohey soothe their horses, smooth their clothes,
find with all speed remount,

But Sarah's hunter, Milky Way ,
©hinks honeyed words dont count ;

©hough Sarah chirrups tenderly,
And whispers IN\ her Gar,
‘Come! Milky Way, dort tremble so,
Ohere’s nothing you need fear!
We'll have a care IN future , now,
Of wire, and hedge and gorse,
So hold_your pretty head up straight
©hat's right — we're off — good horse!”

oe







Pegasus - like, Pes flies a brook,
5 | dince Lightfoot willing seems ,
J arin this 1S hunting IN good sooth,
oY Ue gods ! I live IN dreams |"

Ohus murmers ee her eyes half closed,
Ecstatic, free of jear,

ya landing safe on further side,
Finds nothing Ou 6) sear®



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But Sulky , following close behind
Declines to make the leap,

ohe Seems 10 5ay, You take the bicoke
de find: ite mluch too, steep ”

Had GolliWogg been en rapporé’
With Oulky’s sudden mind,

©he bottom of that meadow brook |
Hoge hence Deen vo: ince





as

a comic





ow wet you ae de alk Golliwogg
Cried sympathetic Pes,

“il really hope OM ane not hur,

Do tell us true, | bes |"

Such things must at happen, thoush,
Reflected Sarah J ane,
“Owill. jot be longs before youre dry

ANG ctac off again.

Ohe had not oticed that two steeds

Were almost out of sight,
So thoroughly absorbed way she

In Golliwog3'5 moist plight.

38







Now Midget, on the [‘Nighty [Mite
Was bringing up the rear
All ignorant of accident
Oo Golliwog¢ §0 dear.

her active brain, while pondering,
had turned the thing about;
ee | Where russet fox and hounds had gone
She wanted to find oll.
|





Wier €ye is shrewa, het pony fresh,
Oo. traversing a lane,

She Skirks a copse and soon ‘is on
©he open field aan.

Amazed, she sees the runaways,
Sulky and [Milky White,

Whose bridle reins she deftly takes
And stops their further flight.









She shouts, and soon her friends appear
Who praise such thought and_ skill,

©hen, riding On, they find the pack
Behind a wooded hill.

“See! See! the fox has gone to sround!’
©Ohey simultaneous cry,

Mind | Nielgete fire to reach the hole
Laughs, — “Ha, old fox! il spy!







Til beard you in _your darksome den
And drive you out!” cried she;
“Pray hold hum fast, dear Golliwoss,

ly he should set past me.

Breathless they knelt about the hole,
Each one with hands clasped tight,

Orembling for that explorer bold,
©heir little midshipmite . )







Doon a hair-raising sound is heard !
M wild, earth - scallring rush,

Ms mask of monster fox appears
With Midget av ie brush.

©o them he seemed full three miles longs,
@hey swooned to left and right,

And ere they ventured e'’en to DEED,
Bis fox was out of sight. Bigins e









fi
o

Now, rallying their scattered wiks, , if
AASain they fly to horse, Kat

Ocarce noting ‘tis a turn p j ield 253 ok = LED
©heyVe Sot half Way across.



Ohe owners name is Jolliboy
Aind quickly they decide

Ohe kindly soul will never mind
Tf oer his land they ride.

Ai there! you trespassers! rein. up |
In thunder-tones it came

From dreadful Parmer dolliboy
Whose looks belie his name.

49



—
=
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=
Nd





‘You thought that with my pleasant name
[Ay crops you could destroy ?

Nay, nay! Im far from pleased, although
I'm Farmer Jolliboy ;

Tll have the law upon you all !
— What's this that youve been told ?
Well, if I let you off this time —
Tim ! Ane Yes! — Gold is sold.

‘A bold, bad man! the (Midget fumed,
“We did his CEOs 10 harm,
Our Golliwogs gave gold enough
Go buy Nis tiresome farm!”

51







Vexed o'er time lost they galloped On,
Pes's gaze went far ahead

Nor saw the hole in swampy ground
©owards which her hunter sped .

From. Lightfoot’ back she whizzed thro’ space
Ais arrow from the bow;

dhe saw the oss and struck the SUM)
Ohen settled down, below.



PBT RELLTIL
LZ:





Malf choked she Tose soll Teed bedecked,
@hen. fainted dead away, :

Like poor Ophelia stiff and stark
Upon the sround she lay.

Said (Midget, all impatience, Come!
Gour nags you'd best bestride,
Leave me to bring her to! and then
“Shos on! Shog on! she cried.

Find Peg sie guickly rallied when
| he Joana they d oe left out —
- "Oc hewn at the death, Peg, come!
c ey) | Ohey followed with a shout.

| 55









“We've Sot him! Midget breathless shrieks,
“We've got him! Go (eo ibe |

Hunter and hound scarce touch, the ground
With fox's brush. IN sight.

‘Whoop -la!” ‘tis one concerted scream,
©he hounds pant hard and fast,

Ohe hunters’ nostrils fairly steam,
Ohe game is theirs ab fast!



‘O Reynard | though a sportsman true
I loathe Four je to Lake,

ee have _your brush I must and will
For little Sarah's sake,

Not So) quoth Reynard, under breath,
With Eyeate ae disagree, |

[I'm getting quite the best of you,
Ohanks to this hollow tree.







his coign of vantage not quite reached,
Gave Golliwogss one hope =

Ne seized the brush with both his hands
As 'twere a dangling rope:

Fierce tug of war! both sides pulled hard,

Ohey pulled with all their might,
©hen out came tail and in went fox

Like magic, out of sight!

60









Now, while they gazed, all openmouthed, |
Or thought ko climb the tree,
AA brave stump-orator appeared,

Jind jrom safe height spoke he:

Ghe fairest maid shall have my brush,

And here he winked an eye,

‘Buk, for the matter of my mask
Best have another try.

You see | have outwitted _you,

[Ny reputation’s saved |

(Gho’ not my brush!) éa-éa, dear friends ,
Ohe last sad rites are waived”

62







“Well! after all, Im really glad
We didnt kill “thak fox:

Ohrec eiecms (or leuk Sarah dane,
Ohe's got the sandwich box.

Now sound the merry hunter's horn
©o keep our nags awake, a

urrah fiOl 1Oas: hurrah jor hound !
But, Girls | make IO mistake —







ihe loudess “cheer tase for wou
Ijgpiners 07 the chose,

(May every hunting field contain
Suck courase Dient with —srace!

‘hurrah for sport, where’er it be!
Now, blow a sounding blast !

lor though this hunt has been our jirst,
Tt — not be our last —

Oally - ho! Mark away |”



66













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Full Text




VERSES BY Senbha Yypliem.

LONGMANS, GREEN &.C0., LONDON, EW YORK & BOMBAY.

)







VERSES BY Berhpa (“pion



LONGMANS, GREEN &Co., LONDON. NEW YoRK & BOMBAY. *
* Gally Ho! Hark away! Girls, ist it _Sreaie
Be prepared for a hunt in fine style,

and a wonder ful ran across country, you know;
On sach mounts as should make you all smile!

See! this pack 1S renowned, all first prize, and Im proud
©o be Master of Mounds in sach case; oo
Inspecting the kennels comes first on our list,
Yes this lodging -house is a fine place.
Zo

ce

~~
ee
a

| Now, (Nidget remember, we dont call them, dogs,
Ohey are hounds on these benches now silting ,

find in, couples they count, not in pasrs, my dear child—
Well , I'l teach you such terms as are fitking ”

* *« « * * *



2





42


For lots more oatmeal : Peggy calls
©o nimble - footed Wes ;

Some mee lean Ge ciN from butchers shop
Is carried oe by [Nes.

@Ohe monster coppers steam. away
(is Midget stokes the fire

First meal , then flesh, Pes MIXES I
She Stites) ow Seems to bre :

A drenching-horn apo the wall

Helps dose the hounds when_ ill,
i ane bottles on the Store —nOOIne shelf
ss : With medicines they fill.

4



Said Mes, “this breaker’s excellent
For mixing up their ole

A little more meal- pudding , Wes,
©hose hounds must have enough,

Vear Midget, do you find ib right
ls to the temperature °

Dont tumble in, 1 pray, although,
Your test might be more sure’

©o get inside their feeding- room
©he hounds can hardly wait,
Lm hurrying , Gadfly!’ es consoles,

| ‘Your dinner wont be late.



Politeness here might draw a veil,
r even close a door,
While Meg lies in the feeding - trough,
(ind Midget on the floor.

s

©he hounds —all waiting in the yard
For the aplifting latch |

Ohat summons them to eat their food
With relish and despatch —


Hear with dismay [\eg’s choking cry,
Ner call for Golliwosg

Go lift her out before she drowns
In, such an oatmeal bos.





Involantary 1I§ the smile

a | Weg vainly tries to hide,
NS Bat Golliwogg , with deep concern
i NS Bounds nimbly ie her side.

<



ieromy, crown to sole they rub her dry,
Find though a lot ts spilled,

Ohe pack in. line , with gsterns aloft
Seem sure of Selling filled,

Ohen Golliwogg calls each by name :
“Crasher and Dasher, come !

Omasher and Roarer ! Gorer and Borer!
Sour meal is surely done !

Tiowler and Growler | come , march oul !

Soure certainly not lean,
But Gad fly wants an extra feed

So he the trough may clean.

Ohe hounds have all been exercised, Re
Well Sroomed the dappled mare,
find Midget bandages her legs J ef
With perfect skill and care. -





Pacific treatment dulky needs,
Yet things had balance kept
If only Pes Sy, one -idead,
ad noticed where she stept.

Der clumsy jeet the bandage caught
Which. caused a general spill,
Ona, pub for active Golliwogg,
Ghe Midget had fared ill.

Girls, carrots, pail, and horses hoofs
Are soon in hopeless tumble,

©he mare might have a score of legs
©o bring about such jumble.

At night the Golliwogs set forth
With lantern, pick and spade,
©o fill with faggots, stones and earth,

©he holes the fox had made:

Said he, that kKnave is now abroad
Killing the farmers’ chicks,

By stopping up his every door
We'll put him, Ie ee 0,





For, when across the hills we come 2
With hunters , hounds and horn,

He cant run home — we'll have him fast,
ne Il wish he'd ne'er been born:



‘Fair ones! how beautiful you look!
@his is a Meet indeed !

Such perfect rigs [Im quite convinced
©he season's style must lead |!

Our hunters, all in splendid form,
— paw the ground,

Not long they'll tarry when my blast
ie silver horn | sound. SOX \ |






‘©is a proud moment, and Tm Sure
Success will crown our day, ee |
Come, let Us off to find a fOc q
Nark to my note! Away |”

How glad I am were moving off
Said Pes to Sarah Jane,

oo though my habit is admired,
Tt shall not make me Valin.

I HNN of all our pastimes Say,

I love this one the best,
And isnt Golhwogs a dear |

In hunting costume drest?

Now dont jorset one thing ,dear_girl,
ti first the fox_you spy,

With all the lung that _you Poses:
You ‘Tally oe must cry!



‘Tally -ho!!"— ‘tis [Midget Sees him pest,
Ter shrill cries rend the alr,

‘Come hounds! come all! the fox is found !
We’ve roused him jrom his lair |

Now, at the shout, ‘He's gone away!”
| In Ree ery come the hounds,
Ohe noble hunters fairly fly,

Ohe Midget moves in bounds |

Snarled Meg — The fox has gone away,
Ohe hounds have passed us by,
Get up, Hotspur! or we'll be late,

And then with shame ae

Noe



‘Ware wire! ware wire!’ their leader cries,
‘Rein in, dear girls, J bes |

©o come a cropper is no joke, |
Ware wire! ware wire, 800 d Pe Ss e

Alas! too late his warning cry,
@hey did ‘not comprehend :

No method marks their hasty fall,
Oheir bones 200d luck defend |



Poor Sulky , resting on her head,
Pants out her injured moan,

While Mes , on Hotspur, (quite intact,
Emits a startling Sroan ; |

—<=Al groan so deep,50 agonized,
Her suffering comrades rise
©o catch her ‘ere she fainting , falls,
With sympathetic sighs,















©hey run for water from the brook, |
Small heed to ’selves_ they pay ;

‘©was dulky Reali emecs be = Worst,
Her head ached all that day.

"©hese accidents we must not mind,
Suk learn just how to fall,

Said Golliwogg , “and luckily
Wie yore, OL hurt ate all

a a nae!



30

Ohey soothe their horses, smooth their clothes,
find with all speed remount,

But Sarah's hunter, Milky Way ,
©hinks honeyed words dont count ;

©hough Sarah chirrups tenderly,
And whispers IN\ her Gar,
‘Come! Milky Way, dort tremble so,
Ohere’s nothing you need fear!
We'll have a care IN future , now,
Of wire, and hedge and gorse,
So hold_your pretty head up straight
©hat's right — we're off — good horse!”

oe

Pegasus - like, Pes flies a brook,
5 | dince Lightfoot willing seems ,
J arin this 1S hunting IN good sooth,
oY Ue gods ! I live IN dreams |"

Ohus murmers ee her eyes half closed,
Ecstatic, free of jear,

ya landing safe on further side,
Finds nothing Ou 6) sear®



}.
bad
Roe
ANY
kal
BSS
eT
bY
OM
ZAPN
Asa
eI
Pi f
ft Ba
H ae
H Ly
Be fog
( q
1 B fH
OE
wa RH
39 i
=
Vea ¢2
oe
fh
ay
Fi
i
By
x
he
Pie
Ber
ae?
aki
by
i
ia yo
‘
}
|
i
2 f
qf
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)

34







But Sulky , following close behind
Declines to make the leap,

ohe Seems 10 5ay, You take the bicoke
de find: ite mluch too, steep ”

Had GolliWogg been en rapporé’
With Oulky’s sudden mind,

©he bottom of that meadow brook |
Hoge hence Deen vo: ince


as

a comic


ow wet you ae de alk Golliwogg
Cried sympathetic Pes,

“il really hope OM ane not hur,

Do tell us true, | bes |"

Such things must at happen, thoush,
Reflected Sarah J ane,
“Owill. jot be longs before youre dry

ANG ctac off again.

Ohe had not oticed that two steeds

Were almost out of sight,
So thoroughly absorbed way she

In Golliwog3'5 moist plight.

38

Now Midget, on the [‘Nighty [Mite
Was bringing up the rear
All ignorant of accident
Oo Golliwog¢ §0 dear.

her active brain, while pondering,
had turned the thing about;
ee | Where russet fox and hounds had gone
She wanted to find oll.
|


Wier €ye is shrewa, het pony fresh,
Oo. traversing a lane,

She Skirks a copse and soon ‘is on
©he open field aan.

Amazed, she sees the runaways,
Sulky and [Milky White,

Whose bridle reins she deftly takes
And stops their further flight.



She shouts, and soon her friends appear
Who praise such thought and_ skill,

©hen, riding On, they find the pack
Behind a wooded hill.

“See! See! the fox has gone to sround!’
©Ohey simultaneous cry,

Mind | Nielgete fire to reach the hole
Laughs, — “Ha, old fox! il spy!

Til beard you in _your darksome den
And drive you out!” cried she;
“Pray hold hum fast, dear Golliwoss,

ly he should set past me.

Breathless they knelt about the hole,
Each one with hands clasped tight,

Orembling for that explorer bold,
©heir little midshipmite . )

Doon a hair-raising sound is heard !
M wild, earth - scallring rush,

Ms mask of monster fox appears
With Midget av ie brush.

©o them he seemed full three miles longs,
@hey swooned to left and right,

And ere they ventured e'’en to DEED,
Bis fox was out of sight. Bigins e



fi
o

Now, rallying their scattered wiks, , if
AASain they fly to horse, Kat

Ocarce noting ‘tis a turn p j ield 253 ok = LED
©heyVe Sot half Way across.



Ohe owners name is Jolliboy
Aind quickly they decide

Ohe kindly soul will never mind
Tf oer his land they ride.

Ai there! you trespassers! rein. up |
In thunder-tones it came

From dreadful Parmer dolliboy
Whose looks belie his name.

49
—
=
=
i
=
Nd


‘You thought that with my pleasant name
[Ay crops you could destroy ?

Nay, nay! Im far from pleased, although
I'm Farmer Jolliboy ;

Tll have the law upon you all !
— What's this that youve been told ?
Well, if I let you off this time —
Tim ! Ane Yes! — Gold is sold.

‘A bold, bad man! the (Midget fumed,
“We did his CEOs 10 harm,
Our Golliwogs gave gold enough
Go buy Nis tiresome farm!”

51

Vexed o'er time lost they galloped On,
Pes's gaze went far ahead

Nor saw the hole in swampy ground
©owards which her hunter sped .

From. Lightfoot’ back she whizzed thro’ space
Ais arrow from the bow;

dhe saw the oss and struck the SUM)
Ohen settled down, below.
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Malf choked she Tose soll Teed bedecked,
@hen. fainted dead away, :

Like poor Ophelia stiff and stark
Upon the sround she lay.

Said (Midget, all impatience, Come!
Gour nags you'd best bestride,
Leave me to bring her to! and then
“Shos on! Shog on! she cried.

Find Peg sie guickly rallied when
| he Joana they d oe left out —
- "Oc hewn at the death, Peg, come!
c ey) | Ohey followed with a shout.

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“We've Sot him! Midget breathless shrieks,
“We've got him! Go (eo ibe |

Hunter and hound scarce touch, the ground
With fox's brush. IN sight.

‘Whoop -la!” ‘tis one concerted scream,
©he hounds pant hard and fast,

Ohe hunters’ nostrils fairly steam,
Ohe game is theirs ab fast!
‘O Reynard | though a sportsman true
I loathe Four je to Lake,

ee have _your brush I must and will
For little Sarah's sake,

Not So) quoth Reynard, under breath,
With Eyeate ae disagree, |

[I'm getting quite the best of you,
Ohanks to this hollow tree.

his coign of vantage not quite reached,
Gave Golliwogss one hope =

Ne seized the brush with both his hands
As 'twere a dangling rope:

Fierce tug of war! both sides pulled hard,

Ohey pulled with all their might,
©hen out came tail and in went fox

Like magic, out of sight!

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Now, while they gazed, all openmouthed, |
Or thought ko climb the tree,
AA brave stump-orator appeared,

Jind jrom safe height spoke he:

Ghe fairest maid shall have my brush,

And here he winked an eye,

‘Buk, for the matter of my mask
Best have another try.

You see | have outwitted _you,

[Ny reputation’s saved |

(Gho’ not my brush!) éa-éa, dear friends ,
Ohe last sad rites are waived”

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“Well! after all, Im really glad
We didnt kill “thak fox:

Ohrec eiecms (or leuk Sarah dane,
Ohe's got the sandwich box.

Now sound the merry hunter's horn
©o keep our nags awake, a

urrah fiOl 1Oas: hurrah jor hound !
But, Girls | make IO mistake —

ihe loudess “cheer tase for wou
Ijgpiners 07 the chose,

(May every hunting field contain
Suck courase Dient with —srace!

‘hurrah for sport, where’er it be!
Now, blow a sounding blast !

lor though this hunt has been our jirst,
Tt — not be our last —

Oally - ho! Mark away |”



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