A Child's Garden of Verses

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,812 / 39 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,385
Added to site: 2009.05.09
mnybks.net#: 24112
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ships in fleets
All up and down among the sheets;
Or brought my trees and houses out,
And planted cities all about.

I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant land of counterpane.

[Illustration: THE LAND OF NOD

And up the mountain-sides of dreams]

XVII

THE LAND OF NOD

FROM breakfast on through all the day
At home among my friends I stay;
But every night I go abroad
Afar into the land of Nod.

All by myself I have to go,
With none to tell me what to do--
All alone beside the streams
And up the mountain-sides of dreams.

The strangest things are there for me,
Both things to eat and things to see,
And many frightening sights abroad
Till morning in the land of Nod.

Try as I like to find the way,
I never can get back by day,
Nor can remember plain and clear
The curious music that

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