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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 37 pages of information about Verse and Prose for Beginners in Reading.

NONSENSE ALPHABET.

A was an ant
Who seldom stood still,
And who made a nice house
In the side of a hill. 
  Nice little ant!

B was a bat,
Who slept all the day,
And fluttered about
When the sun went away. 
  Brown little bat!

C was a camel: 
You rode on his hump;
And if you fell off,
You came down such a bump! 
  What a high camel!

D was a duck
With spots on his back,
Who lived in the water,
And always said “Quack!”
  Dear little duck!

E was an elephant,
Stately and wise: 
He had tusks and a trunk,
And two queer little eyes. 
  Oh, what funny small eyes!

F was a fish
Who was caught in a net;
But he got out again,
And is quite alive yet. 
  Lively young fish!

G was a goat
Who was spotted with brown: 
When he did not lie still
He walked up and down. 
  Good little goat!

H was a hat
Which was all on one side;
Its crown was too high,
And its brim was too wide. 
  Oh, what a hat!

I was some ice
So white and so nice,
But which nobody tasted;
And so it was wasted. 
  All that good ice!

J was a jug,
So pretty and white,
With fresh water in it
At morning and night. 
  Nice little jug!

K was a kite
Which flew out of sight,
Above houses so high,
Quite into the sky. 
  Fly away, kite! 
L was a lily,
So white and so sweet! 
To see it and smell it
Was quite a nice treat. 
  Beautiful lily!

M was a man,
Who walked round and round;
And he wore a long coat
That came down to the ground. 
  Funny old man!

N was a net
Which was thrown In the sea
To catch fish for dinner
For you and for me. 
  Nice little net!

O was an orange
So yellow and round: 
When it fell off the tree,
It fell down to the ground. 
  Down to the ground!

P was a polly. 
All red, blue, and green,—­
The most beautiful polly
That ever was seen. 
  Poor little polly! 
Q was a quail
With a very short tail;
And he fed upon corn
In the evening and morn. 
  Quaint little quail!

R was a rabbit,
Who had a bad habit
Of eating the flowers
In gardens and bowers. 
  Naughty fat rabbit!

S was the sugar-tongs,
Nippity-nee,
To take up the sugar
To put in our tea. 
  Nippity-nee!

T was a tortoise,
All yellow and black: 
He walked slowly away,
And he never came back. 
  Torty never came back!

U was an urn
All polished and bright,
And full of hot water
At noon and at night. 
  Useful old urn!

V was a veil
With a border upon it,
And a ribbon to tie it
All round a pink bonnet. 
  Pretty green veil!

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