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Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures

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Published: 1848
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,625 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 701
Added to site: 2006.11.15 15249

When the children have been good,
That is, be it understood,
Good at meal-times, good at play,
Good all night and good all day--
They shall have the pretty things
Merry Christmas always brings.

Naughty, romping girls and boys
Tear their clothes and make a noise,
Spoil their pinafores and frocks,
And deserve no Christmas-box.
Such as these shall never look
At this pretty Picture-book.

Shock-headed Peter

Just look at him! there he stands,
With his nasty hair and hands.
See! his nails are never cut;
They are grimed as black as soot;



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Serenity Woods
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