ABROAD(in France)

Illustrated rhyming children's picture book by Felix Leigh

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NOW that dinner is ordered, we 'II just take a peep At the cooks in the kitchen—just see! what a heap Of plates are provided, and copper pans too;— They'll soon make a dinner for me and for you. French cookery's famous for flavouring rare, But of garlic I think they 've enough and to spare.
If we ask how their wonderful dishes are made, I 'm afraid they won't tell us the tricks of the trade. Do they make them, I wonder, of frogs and of snails ? Or are these, after all, only travellers' tales ? The names are all down on the " Menu," no doubt. But the worst of it is that we can't make them out.