I learned today the world is round
Like my big rubber ball,
With China on the other side,
Down there below us all.
And so I went and dug a
I started in at
And dug and dug and dug and dug,
Beside the garden gate.
And Oh, I thought what fun 'twill be
To get a ladder tall,
And climb right down to China through
The hole behind the wall!
What fun to walk through little streets
All lit with lanterns queer!
Each man will have a
How strange the talk I'll hear!
To think the road to China lies
Just by the garden wall!
Then Daddy came and said "Ho! Ho!
That's not the way at all!
"To get to China, you must sail
For days across the
Why there's no short cut through the earth
Seems very queer to me!
And still I sit beside my hole
And dream and dream away,
Of that strange
They've night-time in our day!