"Sorry Diversion of a Toyland Sport"
By John R. Neill
Author of The Runaway in Oz, The Wonder City of Oz, Lucky Bucky in Oz, etc.
Originally published in the Philadelphia North American, February 4, 1906.
THE FORGETFUL POET
By Ruth Plumly Thompson
Originally published in the Philadelphia Public Ledger, May 19, 1918.
The Forgetful Poet and His Riddles
A good many of you were caught by the dear fellow's first verse last week. The answer was dyes, which should be fast, but should not run. The thrilling door referred to in his second verse was a matador. This week he says:
I ate a whole menagerie
Of jolly little tackers,
Of lions, bears and elephants;
Ha--hoh! But they were _______?
Houses have 'em,
So have trees,
Little boys spin 'em;
The answer, please?
Animals will answer the blanks here:
He was _______ eyed and ________ hearted,
As off adventuring he started.
'Twas in the _______ days, heat intense,
But then he had some good _______ sense,
And rested often in the shade,
And made up _______erel, I'm afraid!
[Answers next time.]
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