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The Game Oliver Herford










The Game

Oliver Herford


Watching a ball on the end of a string, 

Watching it swing back and to, 

Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing 

Ever a Kitten can do.


First it goes this way, then it goes that, 

Just like a bird on the wing. 

And all of a tremble I crouch on the mat 

Like a Lion, preparing to spring.


And now with a terrible deafening mew, 

Like a Tiger I leap on my prey, 

And just when I think I have torn it in two 

It is up in the air and away.