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More Beasts for Worse Children by  Hilaire Belloc


 

 

THE VIPER


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Yet another great truth I record in my verse,

That some Vipers are venomous, some the reverse;

A fact you may prove if you try;


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By procuring two Vipers, and letting them bite;


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With the first  you are only the worse for a fright,


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But after the second  you die.


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