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Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850–1894).  A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods.  1913.
14. A Good Play

WE built a ship upon the stairs 
All made of the back-bedroom chairs, 
And filled it full of sofa pillows 
To go a-sailing on the billows. 
We took a saw and several nails,         5
And water in the nursery pails; 
And Tom said, “Let us also take 
An apple and a slice of cake;”— 
Which was enough for Tom and me 
To go a-sailing on, till tea.  10
We sailed along for days and days, 
And had the very best of plays; 
But Tom fell out and hurt his knee, 
So there was no one left but me. 



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