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The Gashlycrumb Tinies

Updated 2009-02-02 23:53

"The Gashlycrumb Tinies"
by Edward Gorey, 1925-2000

A is for Amywho fell down the stairs,
B is for Basil,assaulted by bears.
C is for Clarawho wasted away,
D is for Desmond,thrown out of the sleigh.
E is for Ernestwho choked on a peach,
F is for Fanny,sucked dry by a leech.
G is for George,smothered under a rug,
H is for Hector,done in by a thug.
I is for Idawho drowned in the lake,
J is for Jameswho took lye by mistake.
K is for Katewho was struck with an axe,
L is for Leowho swallowed some tacks.


M is for Maudwho was swept out to sea,
N is for Nevillewho died of enui.
O is for Olive,run through with an awl,
P is for Prue,trampled flat in a brawl.
Q is for Quintonwho sank in a mire,
R is for Rhoda,consumed by a fire.
S is for Susanwho perished of fits,
T is for Tituswho flew into bits.
U is for Unawho slipped down a drain,
V is for Victor,squashed under a train.
W is for Winnie,embedded in ice,
X is for Xerxes,devoured by mice.
Y is for Yorickwhose head was bashed in,
Z is for Zillahwho drank too much gin.



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