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Fri, 21 Nov 2008
Matilda, Who told lies and was burned to death written by Hilaire Balloc 1907|
Who told Lies, and was
Burned to Death
Matilda told such Dreadful
Lies, it made one Gasp and Stretch one's
Her Aunt who from her Earliest Youth, had
kept a Strict Regard for Truth.
Believe Matilda: the effort very nearly killed
And would have done so had not She
Discovered this Infirmity.
For once, towards the
Close of Day, Matilda, growing tired of
And finding she was left alone, went
tiptoe to the
And summoned the Immediate Aid of
London's Noble Fire-Brigade.
Within an hour the Gallant Band
were pouring in on every hand,
Hackney Downs and Bow with Courage high and Hearts
They galloped, roaring through the Town,
"Matilda's House is Burning Down!"
British Cheers and Loud Proceeding from the
They ran their ladders through a
score of windows on the Ball Room Floor;
took Peculiar Pains to Souse the Pictures up and
down the House,
Until Matilda' s Aunt succeeded In showing
them they were not needed;
And even then she had
to pay to get the men to go away!
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