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The Peter Patter Book of Nursery Rhymes   By: (1881-1958)

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THE PETER PATTER BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES

[Illustration: THE KING HAD A PLATTER OF BRISKET AND BATTER]

[Illustration]

THE PETER PATTER BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES

by LEROY F. JACKSON

Pictures by BLANCHE FISHER WRIGHT

To ANDREW, PUDGE, AND BOBBY My first appreciative audience

Copyright © 1918 by Rand McNally & Company. Renewal copyright 1946 by Rand McNally & Co. All rights reserved.

[Illustration]

PETER PATTER told them to me, All the little rimes, Whispered them among the bushes Half a hundred times.

Peter lives upon a mountain Pretty near the sun, Knows the bears and birds and rabbits Nearly every one; Has a home among the alders, Bed of cedar bark, Walks alone beneath the pine trees Even when it's dark.

Squirrels tell him everything That happens in the trees, Cricket in the gander grass Sings of all he sees; Rimes from bats and butterflies, Crabs and waterfowl; But the best of all he gets From his Uncle Owl.

Sometimes when its day time, But mostly in the night, They sit beneath an oak tree And hug each other tight, And tell their rimes and riddles Where the catty creatures prowl Funny little Peter Patter And his Uncle Owl.

LIST OF THE RHYMES

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A Copper Down a Crack 9

I'm Much Too Big for a Fairy 9

Did You Ever Play Tag with a Tiger? 9

The Blue Song 10

Hippity Hop to Bed 10

Away to the River 11

Our Little Pat 12

The Animal Show 12

Tommy Trimble 12

Dickie, Dickie Dexter 14

On the Road to Tattletown 14

Polly and Peter 14

I Went to Town on Monday 15

Where Are You Going? 16

Christopher Crump 17

Pinky, Pinky, Pang 18

Tick, Tock 18

Under the Willow 20

High on the Mantel 20

Boots, Boots, Boots 21

Butterfly 22

Beela By the Sea 22

A Matter of Taste 23

Tommy, My Son 23

Oh, Said the Worm 23

Buzzy Brown 24

The Wind 24

The Hobo Band 24

A Beetle on a Broomstraw 26

Mule Thoughts 26

A Candle, a Candle 27

Baxter 28

Loddy, Gin, and Ella Zander 28

As I Was Going Down the Hill 28

A Little Boy Ran to the End of the Sky 30

Discretion 31

A Beetle Once Sat on a Barberry Twig 31

The Thieves 32

Upon The Irish Sea 32

Duckle, Daisy 32

I've Got a New Book 34

The Carrot and the Rabbit 35

Hippy Hi Hoppy 35

Up on the Garden Gate 37

'Most Any Chip 37

A Moon Song 37

What Makes You Laugh? 38

Timmy O'Toole 38

A Man Came From Malden 39

Baron Batteroff 39

Six Little Salmon 39

To Carry on the Toot Toot 40

Doubbledoon 40

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