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More Beasts for Worse Children by  Hilaire Belloc


 

 

THE MICROBE


[Illustration]

The Microbe is so very small

You cannot make him out at all,

But many sanguine people hope

To see him through a microscope.

His jointed tougue that lies beneath

A hundred curious rows of teeth;

His seven tufted tails with lots

Of lovely pink and purple spots,


[Illustration]

On each of which a pattern stands,

Composed of forty separate bands;

His eyebrows of a tender green;

All these have never yet been seen—

But Scientists, who ought to know,

Assure us that they must be so. . . .

Oh! let us never, never doubt

What nobody is sure about!


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