ABROAD(in France)

Illustrated rhyming children's picture book by Felix Leigh

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HO ! pretty swans, Do you know, in our Zoo' The swans of old England Are just like you ?"
" Don't te*|l me !"
Said a cross old bird; " I know better,
The thing's quite absurd.
" Their figures, I ?in sure, Are not worth a glance :
If you want to see style, You must come to France/
With a scornful whisk The swan turned tail,
Spread its wings to the breeze, And was off full-sail.
"Ho ! pretty swan,
Do you know, in our Zoo1 The swans are not half
So conceited as you?"