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E. Hershey Sneath

A Thanksgiving Fable

It was a hungry pussy cat,

Upon Thanksgiving morn,

And she watched a thankful little mouse,

That ate an ear of corn.

"If I ate that thankful little mouse,

How thankful he should be,

When he has made a meal himself,

To make a meal for one!

"Then with his thanks for having fed,

And his thanks for feeding me,

With all his  thankfulness inside,

How thankful I shall be!"

Thus mused the hungry pussy cat,

Upon Thanksgiving Day;

But the little mouse lead overheard

And declined (with thanks) to stay.

Oliver Herford