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Cautionary Tales for Children by  Hilaire Belloc


 

 

ALGERNON

Who played with a Loaded Gun, and, on missing his Sister,
was reprimanded by his Father.

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Young Algernon, the Doctor’s son,

Was playing with a loaded gun.


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He pointed it towards his sister,


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Aimed very carefully, but missed her.


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His Father, who was standing near,

The Loud Explosion chanced to Hear,


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And reprimanded Algernon

For playing with a Loaded Gun.


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