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A Child's Own Book of Verse II by  Ada M. Skinner

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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book Two
by Ada Skinner
Second volume of A Child's Own Book of Verse, a three-volume set planned for use during the four primary years. This unusually fine collection of poetry was selected with the child's interests in mind. Includes sound rhymes and jingles to appeal to the ear, descriptive poems to create images in the mind's eye, lullabies and lyrics to warm the heart, and story-telling poems to stir the imagination. Attractively illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham.  Ages 6-9
137 pages $8.95   





The tide is out, and all the strand

Is glistening in the summer sun;

Let 's build a castle of the sand—

Oh! will not that be glorious fun?

With walls and outworks wide and steep,

All round about we'll dig a moat,

And in the midst shall be the keep,

Where England's flag may proudly float.

And where a drawbridge ought to be,

We 'll make a causeway to the shore,

Well paved with stones, for you and me

To get to land when tempests roar.

We'll sit within our citadel,

And watch the tide come o'er the rocks;

But we have built it strong and well;

It will not fall for common shocks.

The moat may fill, the waves may beat,

We watch the siege all undismayed,

Because, you know, we can retreat

Along the causeway we have made.

"Haul down your flag!" "Oh, no!" we shout,

Our drums and trumpets heard afar—

The castle sinks; but we march out

With all the honors of the war.

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