A. A. Milne


Has anybody seen my mouse?

I opened his box for half a minute,

Just to make sure he was really in it,

And while I was looking, he jumped outside!

I tried to catch him, I tried, I tried. . . .

I think he's somewhere about the house.

Has anyone  seen my mouse?

Uncle John, have you seen my mouse?

Just a small sort of mouse, a dear little brown one,

He came from the country, he wasn't a town one,

So he'll feel all lonely in a London street;

Why, what could he possibly find to eat?

He must be somewhere. I'll ask Aunt Rose:

Have you  seen a mouse with a woffelly nose?

Oh, somewhere about—

He's just got out. . . .

Hasn't anybody  seen my mouse?