Gateway to the Classics: The Bad Child's Book of Beasts by Hilaire Belloc
 
The Bad Child's Book of Beasts by  Hilaire Belloc

The Lion

The Lion, the Lion, he dwells in the waste,

He has a big head and a very small waist;


[Illustration]

But his shoulders are stark, and his jaws they are grim,

And a good little child will not play with him.


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