Diddily Dee Dot's Dreamland for Children Everywhere
Sat, 07 Jun 2008
I'm afraid I can't keep up with all the new additions, I will put them on the local news.
| The New
"I want to be new," said the
"O ho!" said the
wise old owl,
While the guinea-hen cluttered off
To tell all the rest of the
"I should like a more elegant
That child of a duck went
on."I should like to grow bigger and bigger,
Until I could swallow a
I won't be the slave of a habit,
I won't have these webs on my toes
I want to run round like a
A rabbit as red as a rose.
want to waddle like Mother,
like my silly old Dad.
I want to be utterly other,
And frightfully modern and mad."
"Do you know," said the turkey.
fox creeping up through the rye;
And, if you're not utterly
You'll make for that duck pond.
wont," said the duckling. "I'll lift him
beautiful song, like a sheep,
And when I have -
as it were - biffed him,
I'll give him my
feathers to keep."
Now the curious end of this fable
So far as the rest
Though they searched from the barn to the stable
that only his feathers remained.
he wasn't the slave to his habit,
didn't have webs on his toes;
he runs round like a rabbit,
A rabbit as red
Best to be
wise than foolish
by Alfred Noyes
Taken from the book
The Children's Treasury.
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