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A Beetle Once Sat On a Barberry Twig by Leroy F. Jackson









A Beetle Once Sat On a Barberry Twig
by Leroy F. Jackson


A beetle once sat on a barberry twig,
And turned at the crank of a thingum-a-jig.
Needles for hornets, nippers for ants,
For the bumblebee baby a new pair of pants,
For the grizzled old gopher a hat and a wig,
The beetle ground out of his thingum-a-jig.