"There's Many a Slip 'Twixt the Cup and the June Wedding in Toyland"
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, May 26, 1906.
THE FORGETFUL POET
By Ruth Plumly Thompson
Originally published in the Philadelphia Public Ledger, September 15, 1918.
The Forgetful Poet
I've been, my dears - so so and so -
And really had the most
Delightful summer, though at times
I thought that I should -------!
My, how the time does ------- around.
Of course, I'm pleased as -------
To find myself at home again
And coming through the -------.
I ------- forgot to write you
Any verses my mis-------.
Pshaw! now, as a rememberer
I surely take the -------!
Be good and sweet and smart at school;
Don't make the teacher cross,
And be respectful to grown-ups
And never give them -------.
That's all that I can think of now,
So I'll proceed to -------
These verses short and make for port,
Three kisses 'fore I stop.
(The dear fellow says that all the blanks are things to eat!)
[Answers next time.]
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