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The Snail and the Mouse by Laura E. Richards









The Snail and the Mouse

by Laura E. Richards


The snail and the mouse

Went round the house,

Running a race together;

The riders were elves,

And proud of themselves,

For neither weighed more than a feather.


The snail went crawly, creepy, crawl,

The mouse went hoppety hop, sir;

But they came to a fence

That was so immense

(Six inches!), they had to stop, sir!