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Rated: E · Poetry · Animal · #1994616
Two little girls were sitting by a garden gate
  One was seven and the other nearly eight
  They were having a party of afternoon tea
  With their dollies, Clara and Rose Ellen Mary McGee.

  They were all dressed in their bonnets of blue
  They had cakes and cookies and sandwiches, too
  The little girls were laughing, having a good time
  When there occurred such a terrible crime.

  Out through the gate came a horrible beast
  A big black hairy dog looking for a feast
  He ran to the table and began to eat
  Both girls screamed and jumped to their feet.

  The girl of eight grabbed for her dolly's arm
  To keep Rose Ellen Mary McGee from harm
  The beast turned out to be much faster
  Now the doll was headed for sure disaster.

  Around and around the tree they all went
  Till all three were completely spent
  They fell on the ground by a bush of holly
  The dog started panting and dropped the dolly.

  Rose Ellen Mary McGee with hair full of dirt
  Was wet and soggy, but not really hurt
  The little girl hugged her dolly near
  "I'm so very sorry." she said. "My dear."
  "Please forgive me for not protecting you."
  "I'm sorry you were frightened, too."
  Forgiveness comes to all creatures that be
  Dogs, girls of eight or Rose Ellen Mary McGee.

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