116 HUMPTY DUMPTY.
" hi summer, when the days are long, Perhaps you'll understand the song:
"In autumn, when the leaves are brown, Take pen and ink, and write it down."
"I will, if I can remember it so -long," said Alice.
" You needn't go on making remarks like that," Humpty Dumpty said : t% they're not sensible, and they put me out."
" I sent a message to the fish : I told them ' litis is ivhat I wish,1
" The little fishes of the sea, They sent an answer back to me.
" The little fishes' answer was 1 We cannot do it, Sir, because------''
"I'm afraid I don't quite understand," said Alice.
" It gets easier further on," Humpty Dumpty replied.
" I sent to them again to say 1 It will be better to obey.'
u The fishes answered with a grin, * Why, what a temper you are in !'