Elizabeth Lee Follen

Kitty in the Basket

"Where is my little basket gone?

Said Charlie boy one day.

"I guess some little boy or girl

Has taken it away.

"And kitty, too, I can't find her.

Oh, dear, what shall I do?

I wish I could my basket find,

And little kitty, too.

"I'll go to mother's room and look;

Perhaps she may be there,

For kitty loves to take a nap

In mother's easy-chair.

"O mother! mother! come and look!

See what a little heap!

My kitty's in the basket here,

All cuddled down to sleep."

He took the basket carefully,

And brought it in a minute,

And showed it to his mother dear,

With little kitty in it.