Image from page 854 of "St. Nicholas [serial]" (1873)
Title: St. Nicholas [serial]
Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Subjects: Children's literature
Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]
Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Who, that morning, for her breakfastAte up his brothers twain ; So he pondered long arid deeplyHow to pay her back again. Then boldly he marched forward,And stamped upon that nest, And jumped and kicked and pranced about,As if he were possessed, I877-] THE REVENGE OF THE LITTLE HIPPOPOTAMUS. 8l7 Till all the eggs were scatteredAnd broken every one, While all the little crocodilesForth from the shells did run
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The ancient mother-crocodile,Hearing her young ones wail, Came rushing from her muddy couch,Waving her frightful tail. The little hippopotamus Was having then huge fun,Stepping upon the babies, To smash them one by one ;So he failed to see the mother, Nor dreamed of his mishap,Till—whack ! against his side so fat There came an awful slap. It lifted him from off his feet, And hurled him up on high,And away he went careering Like a rocket in the sky.How far he flew I know not. But t is said that he was thrownOn the pyramid of Cheops, Straddling the topmost stone. Being too fat to clamber down,He may be there this day, Unless some one in a balloonHas carried him away. But of this you may be certain. That if he is not foundIn the air or in the water, He s somewhere on the ground.
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