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The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley

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February 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Two little birds they sat on a stone

The Water Babies
By Charles Kingsley

From The Water-Babies

“Two little birds they sat on a stone,
One swam away, and then there was one,
With a fal-lal-la-lady.

“The other swam after, and then there was none,
And so the poor stone was left all alone;
With a fal-lal-la-lady.”

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February 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

My Little Doll

The Water Babies
By Charles Kingsley

From The Water-Babies

I once had a sweet little doll, dears,
The prettiest doll in the world;
Her cheeks were so red and so white, dears,
And her hair was so charmingly curled.
But I lost my poor little doll, dears,
As I played in the heath one day;
And I cried for more than a week, dears,
But I never could find where she lay.

I found my poor little doll, dears,
As I played in the heath one day:
Folks say she is terribly changed, dears,
For her paint is all washed away,
And her arms trodden off by the cows, dears
And her hair not the least bit curled:
Yet for old sakes’ sake she is still, dears,
The prettiest doll in the world.

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February 18, 2013 at 5:25 am Leave a comment


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