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Cautionary Tales for Children by  Hilaire Belloc


 

 

HILDEBRAND

Who was frightened by a Passing Motor, and was brought to reason.

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"Oh Murder! What was that Papa!"


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"My child, It was a Motor-Car,

A Most Ingenious Toy!

Designed to Captivate and Charm

Much, rather than to rouse Alarm

In any English Boy


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What would your Great Grandfather who

Was Aide-de-Camp to General Brue,


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And lost a leg at Waterloo


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And Quatre-Bras and


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. . . .Ligny too!


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. . . . .And died at Trafalgar!


What would he have remarked to hear

His Young Descendent shriek with fear,

Because he happened to be near

A Harmless Motor-Car!


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But do not fret about it! Come!

We’ll off to Town, and purchase some!"


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