Laugh and Learn ABC Book, Page 11
THANK Fortune! ” said the Quagga, ” I, at last, have hit a bird.
My luck has been just dreadful,— really dreadful, ‘pon my word !
I fired off every cartridge, and twas miss, and miss, and miss!
My bag would go home empty, if I had not potted this.”
“This surely’s not a proper way”,
the Rhinocerous said, “to greet An unoffending party that you happen, sir, to meet!
You need a little, toning down; you’re plainly quite too gay:’
And, oh, that Ram he did tone down ; and served him right,
A STORK was one day painting, as he thought, with great success;
But a Squirrel dared the contrary opinion to express.
At climbing trees and such things,” said the Stork, “you may be smart;
“But you simply show your ignorance when you try to talk of Art!’