: A Book For Kids

Cackle and lay, cackle and lay!

How many eggs did you get to-day?

None in the manger, and none in the shed,

None in the box where the chickens are fed,

None in the tussocks and none in the tub,

And only a little one out in the scrub.

Oh, I say! Dumplings to-day.

I fear that the hens must be laying away.