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More Beasts for Worse Children by  Hilaire Belloc


 

 

THE PYTHON


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A Python I should not advise,—

It needs a doctor for its eyes,

And has the measles yearly,


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However, if you feel inclined

To get one (to improve your mind,

And not from fashion merely),


Allow no music near its cage;


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And when if flies into a rage

Chastise it, most severely.


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I had an Aunt in Yucatan

Who bought a Python from a man

And kept it for a pet.

She died, because she never knew

These simple little rules and few;—


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The Snake is living yet.


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