How Many Lumps!

: Boys And Girls Bookshelf

How many lumps of sugar

Ought a little girl to use

To sweeten a cup of chocolate?

I can take just what I choose.

Five make it just like candy,

And four are most as good--

There's no one to say I mustn't,

Now I wonder if I should.

Three is what Nurse allows me,

So that would be surely right.

Uncle Jack takes two lumps always

And says it is "out of sight."

Five, four, three, two--I wonder--

Or none, just like Papa?

Well, after all, I'll take but one

And copy my dear Mama.