A B
A was an ant
Who seldom stood still
And who made a nice house
In the side of a hill.

a !
Nice little Ant!

 

B was a bat,
Who slept all the day,
And fluttered about,
When the sun went away.

b !
Brown little bat!

 

C D
C was a camel,
You rode on his hump,
And if you fell off,
You came down such a bump!

c !
What a high Camel!

 

D was a duck
With spots on his back
Who lived in the water
And always said, quack!

d !
    Dear little Duck!

 

E F
E was an elephant,
Stately and wise;
He had tusks and a trunk,
And two queer little eyes.

e !
      O what funny small eyes!

 

F was a fish,
Who was caught in a net,
but he got out again,
And is quite alive yet.

f !
Lively young fish!

 

G H
G was a goat
Who was spotted with brown
When he did not lie still,
He walked up and down.

g !
Good little Goat!

 

H was a hat
Which was all on one side,
its crown was too high
And its brim was too wide.

h !
O! what a hat!

 

I J
I was some ice
So white and so nice
But which nobody tasted,
And so it was wasted.

i !
All that good Ice!

 

J was a jack-daw
Who hopped up and down
In the principal street
Of a neighbouring town.

j !
      All through the town!

 

K L
K was a kite
Which flew out of sight
Above houses so high
Quite into the sky.

k !
Fly away, Kite!

 

L was a light
Which burned all the night
And lighted the gloom,
Of a very dark room.

l !
Useful nice light!

 

M N
M was a mill
Which stood on a hill
And and turned round and round
With a loud hummy sound.

m !
Useful old Mill!

 

N was a net,
Which was thrown in the sea,
To catch fish for dinner
For you and for me.

n !
Nice little Net!

 

O P
O was an orange
So yellow and round;
When it fell off the tree,
It fell down to the ground

o !
      Down to the ground!

 

P was a pig
Who was not very big
But his tail was too curly,
And that made him surly.

p !
Cross little Pig!

 

Q R
Q was a quail,
With a very short tail
And he fed upon corn
In the evening and morn.

q !
Quaint little Quail.

 

R was a rabbit
Who had a bad habit
Of eating the flowers
In gardens and bowers.

r !
      Naughty fat Rabbit!

 

S T
S was the sugar-tongs
Nippity-nee,
To take up the sugar
To put in our tea.

s !
Nippity nee!

 

T was a tortoise
All yellow and black;
He walked slowly away,
And he never came back.

t !
      Torty never came back!

 

U V
U was an urn
All polished and bright
And full of hot water
At noon and at night.

u !
Useful old urn!

 

V was a villa,
Which stood on a hill
By the side of river
And close to a mill.

v !
    Nice little Villa!

 

W X
W was a whale
With a very long tail
Whose movements were frantic
Across the Atlantic.

w !
Monstrous old Whale!

 

X was King Xerxes,
Who more than all Turks is
Renown'd for his fashion
Of fury and passion.

x !
Angry old Xerxes!

 

Y Z
Y was a yew
Which flourished and grew
By a quiet abode
Near the side of the road.

y !
Dark little Yew!

 

Z was a zebra,
All striped white and black,
And if he were tame
You might ride on his back.

z !
 Pretty striped Zebra!

 



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