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THE ROLE OF CATS IN NURSERY RHYMES
by Sarah Hartwell
I passed by his garden, and marked with one eye,
How the Owl and the Panther were sharing a pie:
The Panther took pie-crust, and gravy, and meat,
While the Owl had the dish as its share of the treat.
When the pie was all finished, the Owl, as a boon,
Was kindly permitted to pocket the spoon:
While the Panther received knife and fork with a growl
And concluded the banquet by [eating the owl]
A nonsense verse (again cats and cutlery!) by Lewis Carroll. Carroll omits the bracketed words – they are left for the reader (or child) to gleefully fill in.