Gateway to the Classics: A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One by Ada M. Skinner and Frances Gillespy Wickes
 
A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One by  Ada M. Skinner and Frances Gillespy Wickes

The Quarrelsome Kittens

Two little kittens, one stormy night,

Began to quarrel, and then to fight;

One had a mouse and the other had none,

And that's the way the quarrel begun.


"I'll have that mouse," said the biggest cat,

"You'll have that mouse? We'll see about that!"

"I will have that mouse," said the eldest son;

"You shan't have that mouse," said the little one.


I told you before 't was a stormy night

When these two little kittens began to fight;

The old woman seized her sweeping broom,

And swept the two kittens right out of the room.


The ground was covered with frost and snow,

And the two little kittens had nowhere to go.

So they laid them down on the mat at the door

While the old woman finished sweeping the floor.


Then they crept in, as quiet as mice,

All wet with snow and as cold as ice;

For they found it was better, that stormy night,

To lie down and sleep than to quarrel and fight.


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