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The Little Elf John Kendrick Bangs









The Little Elf
John Kendrick Bangs

I met a little elf-man, once, 
Down where the lilies blow.
I asked him why he was so small,
And why he didn't grow.

He slightly frowned, and with his eye
He looked me through and through.
"I'm quite as big for me," said he,
"As You are big for You."