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Max and Maurice

a juvenile history in seven tricks

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Author: Wilhelm Busch
Published: 1870
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,228 / 22 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.5
LoC Categories: PT, PZ
Downloads: 418
Added to site: 2009.05.17 24188

, monuments of woe.


In the Baker comes, and snickers
When he sees the sugar-lickers.


One, two, three! the brats, behold!
Into two good _brots_ are rolled.


There's the oven, all red-hot,--
Shove 'em in as quick as thought.


Ruff! out with 'em from the heat,
They are brown and good to eat.


Now you think they've _paid the debt_!
No, my friend, they're living yet.


Knusper! Knasper! like two mice
Through their roofs they gnaw in a trice;


And the Baker cries, "You bet!
There's the rascals living yet!"

This was the bad boys' sixth trick,
But the last will follow quick.


MAX and Maurice! I grow sick,
When I think on your last trick.


Why must these two scalawags
Cut those gashes in the bags?




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