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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One by  Ada M. Skinner and Frances Gillespy Wickes

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THE ROBIN

[36]

When father takes his spade to dig,

Then Robin comes along.

He sits upon a little twig

And sings a little song.


Or, if the trees are rather far,

He does not stay alone,

But comes up close to where we are

And bobs upon a stone.

—LAURENCE ALMA-TADEMA.


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