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Robert Louis Stevenson
A Childs Garden of Verses and Underwoods
> 8. Pirate Story
Stevenson, Robert Louis
A Childs Garden of Verses and Underwoods.
of us afloat in the meadow by the swing,
Three of us aboard in the basket on the lea.
Winds are in the air, they are blowing in the spring,
And waves are on the meadow like the waves there are at sea.
Where shall we adventure, to-day that were afloat,
Wary of the weather and steering by a star?
Shall it be to Africa, a-steering of the boat,
To Providence, or Babylon, or off to Malabar?
Hi! but heres a squadron a-rowing on the sea
Cattle on the meadow a-charging with a roar!
Quick, and well escape them, theyre as mad as they can be,
The wicket is the harbour and the garden is the shore.
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