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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Elf and Dormouse

Under the toadstool crept a wee elf
Out of the rain to shelter himself.

Under the toadstool, sound asleep
Sat a big Dormouse all in a heap.

Trembled the wee elf, frightened and yet
Fearing to fly away, lest he get wet!

To the next shelter- maybe a mile!
Sudden the wee elf smiled a wee smile.

Tugged til the toadstool toppled in two
Holding it over him, gaily he flew.

Soon he was safe home, dry as can be.
Soon woke the Dormouse- "Good gracious, me!"

"Where is my toadstool?" loud he lamented.
-And that's how umbrellas first were invented.

~Oliver Herford 1863

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