Mary Mapes Dodge



Out Of The Shell

by Mary Mapes Dodge

Well, I'm out, after all!
And I'll say, on my word,
That's a pretty mean house
For a duck of a bird!

Why, I couldn't stand up,
And I couldn't sit down,
But I lay in a cramp
From my toes to my crown.

My good mammy and dad
May have thought me a spoon,
But they'll not get me back
In that thing very soon.


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Copyright 1875
Scribner, Armstrong, And Company