The Wondrous Child
May was surprised, and, for a moment, did not think of doing anything; she merely pointed, and said:
Sibold ran forward, and lifted up the leaf of an enormous Parsley plant; and there - oh, joy of joys! - was lying the dearest little Baby Boy that ever was seen.
May knelt down beside him, and lifted him up, and began to rock him, and sing "Hush a bye, baby," whilst Sibold looked on complacently. However, after a while he got impatient, and said:
"Look here, you know, I found that Baby; he belongs to me."
"Oh, please," said May, "I heard him first. He is mine."
"He is mine," said Sibold; "He is mine," said May; and both began to get a little angry.
Suddenly they heard a low groan - a sort of sound like as if a tune had a toothache. Both children looked down in alarm, and saw that the poor Baby was dead.
They were both horrorstruck, and b