“The Needless Alarm”

The Needless Alarm

Among the rushes lived a mouse
with a pretty little house
made of rushes tall and high
that to the skies were heard to sigh
while one night while she was sleeping
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comes a dog that then was peeping
and had found her out in spite
of her good wall for then his sight
was better than our mouses
 so a
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she was obliged to yield to foe
when frightened was the dog just then
at the scratching of a hen
so of[f] he ran and little mouse
was left in safety with her house.
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