When we were small our father read
The Brownies, Their Book,
just before we went to bed.
Tiny imps making great big trouble,
sneaking into rooms at night,
then leaving on the double
after swarming over tennis courts and houses quite grand,
knocking over pots of ink,
digging in the sand
…to be continued…
…to be continued…]
Palmer Cox wrote the brownie books in couplets with eight beats… so I have to start again with that cadence…


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