Laugh and Learn ABC Book, Page 10
ALTHOUGH the Newts as dancers have no grace or skill at all,
They strangely took a notion that they ought to have a ball.
Of course they all imagined that they made a splendid show;
But if they were not funny, then I would not tell you so!
‘THAT the Owl is full of wisdom, we so frequently have heard,
We are likely to suppose that it’s an always solemn bird ;
But you see it’s not unwilling to unbend,
And lay aside its dignity, to frolic with a friend.
WHAT the Porcupine and Pelican are up to, I can’t say;
But we safely may assume, I think, it’s only friendly play.
If the Porcupine should spread his quills while in the other’s pouch,
not at all unlikely would be a cry of ” Ouch!”