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A Complete Illustrated children's fantasy book by George MacDonald.

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Another Early Bird               237
" Baby, baby! I haven't seen you for a whole year." And then he began to sing to him as usual. And what he sang was this, for he was too happy either to make a song of his own or to sing sense. It was one out of Mr. Raymond's book.
Hey, diddle, diddle!
The cat and the fiddle! He played such a merry tune,
That the cow went mad
With the pleasure she had, And jumped right over the moon.
But then, don't you see?
Before that could be, The moon had come down and listened.
The little dog hearkened,
So loud that he barkened, "There's nothing like it, there isn't."
Hey, diddle, diddle!
Went the cat and the fiddle, Hey diddle, diddle, dee, dee!
The dog laughed at the sport
Till his cough cut him short, It was hey diddle, diddle, oh me!
And back came the cow
With a merry, merry low, For she 'd humbled the man in the moon.
The dish got excited,
The spoon was delighted, And the dish waltzed away with the spoon.
But the man in the moon, Coming back too soon From the famous town of Norwich,
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