Sure enough the Wolf was weeping, Though one eye At the children slyly peeping
They could spy. Tilly, finding self-possession, • Said, « Dear Sir," — And the Wolf, with kind expression, Looked at her,—
" We were scared to see you stalking 'Neath these trees; But you have put us, by your talking, Quite at ease.
Now, Sir, won't you tell the story, Of your rise to fame and glory ? But don't make it very gory,
If you please."
Title: Mother Goose's menagerie, Authors: Carolyn Wells, Peter Newell. Illustrated by: Peter Newell. Publisher: Noyes, Platt, 1901. Original from: Harvard University
Digitized: Dec 18, 2008. Length: 111 pages.
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