Three Blind Mice: SAID Tilly to Tim, as they sauntered on, "This Zoo is very nice."
"It is," said Tim, in his hearty way, "I'm glad we came. Oh, Tilly, I say ! Just look at those dear little mice ! "
Oh, oh ! " Tilly cried, And her eyes opened wide, As three meek-looking, sleek-looking mice
she espied, Who contentedly sat on a bench side by side. "Why, they are the Three Blind Mice!"
Then the Mice began to flutter and fuss. "Who is it," cried one, "who is talking to us ? "
Said Tim, " Have no fear, We 're just stopping here, To talk a few minutes with you and your brothers
Before we go on to visit the others. We 're Tilly and Tim, and we 're going the rounds
Of Old Mother Goose's Menagerie grounds, And now, if we may, With you we will stay Until we have heard all you may have to say."
"We like you," the Mice said," your
voices are kind, But alas ! we can't see you because we are blind.
But if you care to hear About our career,
We 'll tell you. It's quite interesting, you 'll find."
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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