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Enchanted Tulips and Other Verses for Children. Keary, M. (Maud).
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page: 90

LEFT ALONE

  • MY cousins are gone out to walk,
  • Mama is called away,
  • And in Aunt Mary’s drawing‐room
  • I must not romp or play.
  • The door is shut, I cannot reach
  • To open it, and yet
  • I’m not afraid, because I know
  • Mama will not forget.
  • I will not kick the door, or scream,
  • Or make a foolish noise,
  • I’ll try to be contented, though
  • I have not got my toys.
  • The blazing fire that burns so bright
  • I must not come too near,
  • Nor must I touch the pretty things
  • Upon the chiffonier.
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  • Stay, there’s one pleasant thing to do,
  • I never knew it fail—
  • I’ll get the great old picture‐book
  • And tell myself a tale.

A.K.

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