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The Rocket Book

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Author: Peter Newell
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,191 / 15 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 359
Added to site: 2005.11.20
mnybks.net#: 11452
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

THE BASEMENT

When Fritz, the Janitor's bad kid,
Went snooping in the basement,
He found a rocket snugly hid
Beneath the window casement.

He struck a match with one fell swoop;
Then, on the concrete kneeling,
He lit the rocket and--she--oop!
It shot up through the ceiling.

[Illustration: THE BASEMENT]

FIRST FLAT

The Steiners on the floor above
Of breakfast were partaking;
Crash! came the rocket, unannounced,
And set them all a-quaking!

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