The Zankiwank and the Bletherwitch

The Zankiwank and the Bletherwitch

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Excerpt: ...me! In time these two got married and they took a little house, And soon a tiny baby came, no bigger than a mouse; But still the little husband played at skipping rope and top With all the little girls and boys, and drank their ginger-pop. O my! this funny little Sam Thought the world was bread and cheese, and all the trees were jam; He stood his baby on its head, and played at shuttlecock, And then he rocked himself to sleep with cakes of almond-rock. O my! he was a sniggadee! He went to bed at one o'clock and rose at half-past three. Now once they gave a party, and sweet Cinderella came With Blue Beard and Red Riding Hood and little What's-His-Name; And Nelly Bly who winked her eye and Greedy Tommy Stout, Bo-Peep and Tam O'Shanter, and likewise Colin Clout. O my! it was a jolly spree! Ev'ry one from Fairy Land and Fiddle Faddle Fee, And Mary brought her Little Lamb, from which they all had chops, While Puck and Cupid served them with some hot boiled acid drops. O my! it was a happy spread, They all sat down on toadstools and in mushrooms went to bed. As time went on, and he grew grey, he took to flying kites, And then he took to staying out so very late o' nights! One day he thought he was a bird and flew up in the air, And if you listen you will hear singing now up there:show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236736826
  • 9781236736826