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The Story of the Four Little Children Who Went Round the World
by Edward Lear
Page III

65 Parrots

After this they came to a shore where there were no less than sixty-five great red parrots with blue tails, sitting on a rail all of a row, and all fast asleep. And I am sorry to say that the Pussy-Cat and the Quangle-Wangle crept softly, and bit off the tail-feathers of all the sixty-five parrots; for which Violet reproved them both severely.

Notwithstanding which, she proceeded to insert all the feathers — two hundred and sixty in number — in her bonnet; thereby causing it to have a lovely and glittering appearance, highly prepossessing and efficacious.


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