Gateway to the Classics: How To Tell Stories to Children by Sara Cone Bryant
How To Tell Stories to Children by  Sara Cone Bryant

Five Little White Heads

From Mother-Song and Child-Song, Charlotte Brewster Jordan.

By Walter Learned

Five little white heads peeped out of the mould,

When the dew was damp and the night was cold;

And they crowded their way through the soil with pride;

"Hurrah! We are going to be mushrooms!" they cried.

But the sun came up, and the sun shone down,

And the little white heads were withered and brown;

Long were their faces, their pride had a fall—

They were nothing but toadstools, after all.

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