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More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme

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Author: Ada M. Marzials
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,344 / 52 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 266
Added to site: 2007.08.01 17780
Genre: Young Readers

arden grow? With cockle shells, And silver bells, And pretty maids all in a row.

There was once upon a time a King who ruled over a vast kingdom. In the kingdom were all sorts of houses, large and small, and the King himself lived in a huge palace the like of which had never been seen for grandeur. Yet, throughout the length and breadth of his kingdom there was not one single garden. Even the palace itself only possessed a back-yard.

This grieved the King very sorely. He sent proclamations over land and sky and sea to men from other countries to come and make him a garden. He offered vast rewards. But, though gardeners had come from far and near, though the King himself had watched them from the palace steps, and had, once even, cut the first sod with a silver spade . . . yet, it was all no use. The garden wouldn't be made and the flowers wouldn't grow. Every kind of patent soil, seeds, hose, watering-cans, weed-killers and mowing machines had been tried in vain. There were sta



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