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Zodiac Town

The Rhymes of Amos and Ann

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,936 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 850
Added to site: 2007.12.25 19483

tently up and down twelve times. Amos had got only as far as "wonder." "Wonder--wonder--" he stammered, as he heard the clock. "Wonder--wonder--

"Wonder if George Washington
Did just the way we do?
Wonder if he slid on ice,
And now and then broke through;
Slid on ice, and fought with snow,
And whittled hickory sticks,
Called his brother 'April Fool!'
And played him April tricks?

"Wonder if he shed his shirt
Down beneath the beeches,
Kicked his buckled slippers off,
And his buckled breeches,
Jumped into the swimming-pool,
And gave a splendid shout,
Glad and wiggly, clean and cool,
Splashing like a trout?

"Wonder did he sit in school,
And try to work a sum,
With bumblebees all mumbling,
'Summer's come, summer's come!'
If he used to count the days,
And give a sort of sigh,
Because--how queer!--there couldn't be
A Fourth in his July!

"Wonder if he ever took
His history and read
Tales of mighty g



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