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The Crocodile

How doth the little crocodile
     Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
     On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
     How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
     With gently smiling jaws!


This poem is in the public domain.


Lewis Carroll

Renowned Victorian author Lewis Carroll is known for his comic fantasies and humorous, childlike verse. 

Date Published: 1865-01-01

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