Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Eliot’s well-known number of nonsense verse approximately cats-the proposal for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. This variation gains pen-and-ink drolleries via Edward Gorey throughout.

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Rather! ... No! ... Yes!... Ho! hello! Oh, my eye! i am deaf of an ear now, yet but i will wager That the reason for the difficulty is previous Deuteronomy! ' outdated Deuteronomy lies at the ground Of the Fox and French Horn for his afternoon sleep; And while the lads say: 'There's simply time for one more,' Then the landlady from her again parlour will peep And say: 'Now then, out you pass, by means of the again door, For outdated Deuteronomy shouldn't be woken— i will have the police if there is any uproar'— And out all of them shuffle, and not using a notice spoken. The digestive repose of that feline's gastronomy must not ever be damaged, no matter what befall: And the Oldest Inhabitant croaks: 'Well, of all... issues ... Can it's ... relatively! ... convinced! ... No!... Ho! hello! Oh, my eye! My legs should be tottery, i need to cross sluggish And be cautious of outdated Deuteronomy! ' OF THE PEKES AND THE POLLICLES OF THE AWEFULL conflict including a few ACCOUNT OF THE PARTICIPATION OF THE PUGS AND THE POMS, AND THE INTERVENTION OF the nice RUMPUSCAT The Pekes and the Pollicles, we all know, Are proud and implacable passionate foes; it truly is regularly an identical, anywhere one is going. And the Pugs and the Poms, even though most folks say That they don't like combating, will frequently reveal each symptom of desirous to take part the fray. they usually Bark bark bark bark Bark bark BARK BARK until eventually you could pay attention all of them over the Park. Now at the get together of which I shall converse virtually not anything had occurred for almost per week (And that is decades for a Pol or a Peke). the large Police puppy was once clear of his beat— i do not understand the explanation, yet most folk imagine He'd slipped into the Bricklayer's hands for a drink— And not anyone in any respect used to be approximately in the street while a Peke and a Pollicle occurred to satisfy. they didn't boost, or precisely retreat, yet they glared at one another, and scraped their hind ft, and began to Bark bark bark bark Bark bark BARK BARK until eventually you may listen all of them over the Park. Now the Peke, even supposing humans could say what they please, isn't any British puppy, yet a Heathen chinese language. And so all of the Pekes, once they heard the uproar, a few got here to the window, a few got here to the door; there have been absolutely a dozen, much more likely a rating. And jointly they began to grumble and wheeze of their huffery-snuffery Heathen chinese language. yet a negative din is what Pollicles like, to your Pollicle puppy is a dour Yorkshire tyke, And his braw Scottish cousins are snappers and biters, and each dog-jack of them remarkable opponents; they usually stepped out, with their pipers so as, taking part in whilst the Blue Bonnets came to visit the Border. Then the Pugs and the Poms held now not aloof, yet a few from the balcony, a few from the roof, Joined in To the din With a Bark bark bark bark Bark bark BARK BARK till you'll pay attention all of them over the Park. Now whilst those daring heroes jointly assembled, The site visitors all stopped, and the Underground trembled, and a few of the neighbours have been quite a bit afraid That they began to ring up the hearth Brigade. whilst by surprise, up from a small basement flat, Why who may still stalk out however the nice RUMPUSCAT.

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