by Frank Baum
Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon!
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran off with the spoon!
Perhaps you think this verse is all nonsense, and that the things it mentions could never have happened; but they did happen, as you will understand when I have explained them all to you clearly.
Little Bobby was the only son of a small farmer who lived out of town upon
a country road. Bobby's mother looked after the house and Bobby's father
took care of the farm, and Bobby himself, who was not very big, helped
them both as much as he was able.
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