The Bandit Bunny Alphabet and other stories, Page 16
AT THE KINDERGARTEN
A bran’ new scholar came to school,
His age was half-past three;
And when his grinning nurse had left,
A sorry sight was he.
He filled the room from floor to ceil
With his unhappy wail,
And bawled away as if he thought
The school-room was a jail.
But presently, adown his cheeks
The tears forbore to chase,
And then he saw that Teacher had
A very kindly face.
And when a tiny, little smile
Two timid dimples met,
The Teacher asked the youngster if
He knew his alphabet.
“Of course,” he said, and so, to put
The matter to the test,
She asked the lad what followed “A”
He answered: “All the rest.”