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Kid would not go

KID WOULD NOT GO

One day as I was going across London Bridge I found a penny and bought
a kid. Kid would not go.

“See, by the moonlight, it is almost midnight.
Time kid and I were home an hour and a half ago.”

I went along a little farther and met a staff.

“Staff, staff, beat kid!
Kid will not go.
See, by the moonlight, it is almost midnight.
Time kid and I were home an hour and a half ago.”

But the staff would not.

I went along a little way farther and met a hatchet.

“Hatchet, hatchet, hack staff!
Staff will not beat kid.
Kid will not go.
See, by the moonlight, it is almost midnight.
Time kid and I were home an hour and a half ago.”

But the hatchet would not.

I went along a little way farther and met some fire.

“Fire, fire, burn hatchet!
Hatchet will not hack staff.
Staff will not beat kid.
Kid will not go.
See, by the moonlight, it is almost midnight.
Time kid and I were home an hour and a half ago.”

But the fire would not.

I went along a little way farther and met some water.

“Water, water, quench fire!
Fire will not burn hatchet.
Hatchet will not hack staff.
Staff will not beat kid.
Kid will not go.
See, by the moonlight, it is almost midnight.
Time kid and I were home an hour and a half ago.”

But the water would not.

I went along a little way farther and met an ox.

“Ox, ox, drink water!
Water will not quench fire.
Fire will not burn hatchet.
Hatchet will not hack staff.
Staff will not beat kid.
Kid will not go.
See, by the moonlight, it is almost midnight.
Time kid and I were home an hour and a half ago.”

But the ox would not.

I went along a little way farther and met a rope.

“Rope, rope, hang ox!
Ox will not drink water.
Water will not quench fire.
Fire will not burn hatchet.
Hatchet will not hack staff.
Staff will not beat kid.
Kid will not go.
See, by the moonlight, it is almost midnight.
Time kid and I were home an hour and a half ago.”

But the rope would not.

I went along a little way farther and met some grease.

“Grease, grease, grease rope!
Rope will not hang ox.
Ox will not drink water.
Water will not quench fire.
Fire will not burn hatchet.
Hatchet will not hack staff.
Staff will not beat kid.
Kid will not go.
See, by the moonlight, it is almost midnight,
Time kid and I were home an hour and a half ago.”

But the grease would not.

I went along a little way farther and met a rat.

“Rat, rat, gnaw grease!
Grease will not grease rope.
Rope will not hang ox.
Ox will not drink water.
Water will not quench fire.
Fire will not burn hatchet.
Hatchet will not hack staff.
Staff will not beat kid.
Kid will not go.
See, by the moonlight, it is almost midnight.
Time kid and I were home an hour and a half ago.”

But the rat would not.

I went along a little way farther and met a cat.

“Cat, cat, catch rat!
Rat will not gnaw grease.
Grease will not grease rope.
Rope will not hang ox.
Ox will not drink water.
Water will not quench fire.
Fire will not burn hatchet.
Hatchet will not hack staff.
Staff will not beat kid.
Kid will not go.
See, by the moonlight, it is almost midnight.
Time kid and I were home an hour and a half ago.”

But the cat would not.

I went along a little way farther and met a dog.

“Dog, dog, bite cat!
Cat will not catch rat.
Rat will not gnaw grease.
Grease will not grease rope.
Rope will not hang ox.
Ox will not drink water.
Water will not quench fire.
Fire will not burn hatchet.
Hatchet will not hack staff.
Staff will not beat kid.
Kid will not go.
See, by the moonlight, it is almost midnight.
Time kid and I were home an hour and a half ago.”

The dog began to bite the cat.
The cat began to catch the rat.
The rat began to gnaw the grease.
The grease began to grease the rope.
The rope began to hang the ox.
The ox began to drink the water.
The water began to quench the fire.
The fire began to burn the hatchet.
The hatchet began to hack the staff.
The staff began to beat the kid.
The kid began to go.
“See, by the moonlight, it is almost midnight.
Kid and I got home an hour and a half ago.”