Gateway to the Classics: First Reader by Franklin T. Baker
 
First Reader by  Franklin T. Baker


[Illustration]

Simple Simon

Simple Simon met a pieman,

Going to the fair;

Said Simple Simon to the pieman,

"Let me taste your ware."


The pieman said to Simple Simon,

"Show me first your penny."

Said Simple Simon to the pieman,

"Indeed I have not any."


Simple Simon went a fishing,

For to catch a whale;

All the water that he had

Was in his mother's pail.


He went to catch a dicky bird,

And thought he could not fail,

Because he had a little salt

To put upon its tail.


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