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Kenneth Grahame

One poem by Kenneth Grahame:

1. “Mr. Toad”

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Mr. Toad

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The world has held great Heroes,

As history-books have showed;

But never a name to go down to fame

Compared with that of Toad!

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The clever men at Oxford

Know all that there is to be knowed.

But they none of them know one half as much

As intelligent Mr Toad!

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The animals sat in the Ark and cried,

Their tears in torrents flowed.

Who was it said, “There’s land ahead”?

Encouraging Mr Toad!

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The army all saluted

As they marched along the road.

Was it the King? Or Kitchener?

No. It was Mr Toad!

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The Queen and her Ladies-in-waiting

Sat at the window and sewed.

She cried, “Look! Who’s that HANDSOME man?”

They answered, “Mr Toad.”

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The motor-car went Poop-poop-poop,

As it raced along the road,

Who was it steered it into a pond?

Ingenious Mr Toad.

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Kenneth Grahame

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