Boy Blue and His Friends
For they were still a-fleeting.
Then up she took her little crook,
Determined for to find them;
She found them, indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
For they'd left their tails behind them.
Alice is seven years old to-day.
She is going to have a birthday party.
Alice's aunt wrote the invitations, and Alice gave them to all her little school friends.
The invitation said:--
"Little Bo-peep is to have a birthday party. She would like to have you come and help her take care of her sheep. Please come Friday afternoon after school."
Of course the children asked Alice about her party.
"Are you little Bo-peep?" they said.
"Have you lost your sheep?
"Are we going to help you find them?"
"No," said Alice, "But my sheep have lost their tails, I think.
"You'll know all about it on Friday."
At last it was Friday afternoon.
The children came to school all dr