Laugh and Learn ABC Book, Page 6

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A DREADFUL time this poor Giraffe had with the Grippe last spring!

It settled in his throat – just think! Three feet of it! poor thing!

He had a smart Gorilla nurse, that knew just what to do,

Or else I hardly think he would have managed to pull through.

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I LIKE you all except your name,” the pert Hyena said;

“Hippo—Hippo—Bother! I can’t keep it in my head!”

“Well, let it go at Hippo, then, the larger beast replied;

“I shall not take offence at you : I have no silly pride.”

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THESE Pyramids,” the Ibex said, “are ancient works of men.

Can you tell me, Brother Jackal, who erected them, and when?”

The Jackal kept on reading, and pretended not to hear;

He didn’t know, and didn’t wish his ignorance to appear.

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