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Poetry Friday: The Cat and the Fiddle as retold by L. 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.

So begins L. Frank Baum's retelling of The Cat and the Fiddle. Read the entire story along with other familiar tales in Baum's collection entitled Mother Goose in Prose. Check it out from your local public library. It is also available online, thanks to Project Gutenberg.

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