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Little Marauder by Margaret Sangster









Little Marauder

by Margaret Sangster


Oh, Robin, my Robin, so clever and merry,

Pray why do you never peck twice at a cherry?

You fly at the daintiest one you can see,

Eat a morsel yourself, and just spoil it for me.


Oh, Robin, sweet Robin, you dear little warden,

You're welcome to feast on the fruit in my garden:

I know what invaders you're driving away

From flower and tree through the long summer day.


But, Robin, bright Robin, please listen to reason:

You waste lots of cherries, my pet, every season.

I finish my cake to the very last crumb—

Why can not you finish your cherry or plum?