Games for Sunday Evenings 217
SCRIPTURE ALPHABET No. 2
The following doggerel was the result of an attempt at an impromptu alphabet given viva voce by the players in turn—quoted for the encouragement of feebleminded folk:
A stands for Abigail, noble and fair.
B is for Balaam, whose ass had a scare.
C is for Cain, who his brother did slay.
D is for Daniel, prayerful three times a day.
E for Elijah, who by ravens was fed.
F is for Felix, who trembled with dread.
G is for Gideon, who had a famed band.
H is for Haman, both tricky and bland.
I is for Ichabod, last of his race.
J is for Jezebel, who painted her face.
K is Karenhoppock, a daughter of Job.
L is for Levi, who wore the priest's robe.
M is for Mary, who had seven devils.
N is for Noah, who escaped many evils.
O for Onesimus, who did run away.
P for the Publican, who taught us to pray.
Q is the Queen, who came from the East.
R is for Reuben, whom Joseph did feast.
S is for Stephen, killed by a stone.
T is for Titus, of whom little is known.