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A Little Freckled Person by Mary Carolyn Davies

A LITTLE FRECKLED PERSON

A Book of Child Verse

by

MARY CAROLYN DAVIES

With Illustrations by Harold Cue

[Illustration: A LITTLE FRECKLED PERSON WHO HAS NEVER MUCH TO SAY]

Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin Company The Riverside Press Cambridge 1919

Copyright, 1919, by Mary Carolyn Davies All Rights Reserved

ILLUSTRATIONS

A little freckled person who has never much to say _Frontispiece_

A rabbit works its ears, and tries To watch you with its rabbit eyes 4

Weed the garden, carry wood 8

I like the kitten of my friends 30

Unfinished wings Are such curious things 36

While I'm washing dishes, or scraping out the skillet 58

I'd like to be a pirate, A scarlet scarf about my neck, a cutlass at my wrist 80

They are thirsty, so we give Water first that they may live 100

A LITTLE FRECKLED PERSON

They think I'm just a little girl At study, work, or play,-- A little freckled person who Has never much to say.

They do not know a princess oft In golden gown am I, With cheeks like apple petals soft And eyes like sea or sky.

They only see my tumbled braids, They do not know I wear A crown with turquoises and beryls Upon my coiled-up hair.

They do not know adventures dire Beset me, land and sea, That page and courtier, knight and squire, Before me bend the knee.

That haughty ships with silken sails Upon my bidding go-- All these, and other happy things, They cannot, cannot know.

They only see a little girl At study, work, or play,-- A little freckled person, who Has never much to say!

THE SELFISH SEA

The sea is very, very wide: It takes up all the room outside; And when I stand beside the sea, It comes right up and pushes me!

THE RABBIT

A rabbit works its ears, and tries To watch you with its rabbit eyes; Its saucy little tail it flounces, And when it hits the ground it bounces!


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