By Robert Louis Stevenson, Leonardo

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A Child's backyard of Verses is a set of poetry for kids via the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson. the gathering first seemed in 1885 below the name Penny Whistles, yet has been reprinted time and again, frequently in illustrated models. It comprises approximately sixty five poems together with the adored classics "Foreign Children," "The Lamplighter," "The Land of Counterpane," "Bed in Summer," "My Shadow" and "The Swing." The classical student Terrot Reaveley Glover released a translation of the poems into Latin in 1922 less than the identify Carmina non prius audita de ludis et hortis virginibus puerisque.

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Indd 59 10/15/13 10:13 PM E r n e s t J. G a i n e s front room. I get a string of spaghetti and suck it up in my mouth. When I hear her coming back, I stop and eat right. “Still out there,” she says. “Sitting on that ditch bank crying like a baby. Let him cry. ” Gran’mon goes over to the stove and sticks a piece of wood in the fire. She starts singing again: Oh, I’ll be there, I’ll be there, When the roll is called in Heaven, I’ll be there. When Uncle Al finish eating, he gets himself a cup of coffee.

Gran’mon is standing ’side the stove looking at me. I don’t like old Gran’mon. Shooting at my daddy—I don’t like her. ” Uncle Al asks. “Uh-huh,” I say. Uncle Al winks at me and wraps his spaghetti on his fork and sticks it in his mouth. I try to wrap mine on my fork, but it keeps falling off. I can just pick up one at a time. Gran’mon starts singing her song again. indd 59 10/15/13 10:13 PM E r n e s t J. G a i n e s front room. I get a string of spaghetti and suck it up in my mouth. When I hear her coming back, I stop and eat right.

William Joseph, you may leave,” Miss Hebert says. indd 42 10/15/13 10:13 PM A L on g Day in novemb er Billy Joe Martin runs over and gets his coat, and then he runs outside to shoot marbles. I stand in front of Miss Hebert’s desk with my head down. “Look up,” she says. I raise my head and look at Miss Hebert. She’s smiling, and she don’t look mad. “Now,” she says. ” “Yes, ma’am,” I say. “I want the truth now,” she says. ” It’s a sin to story in the churchhouse, but I’m scared Miss Hebert go’n whip me.

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