By John DeChancie
Who will declare the throne now that Lord Incarnadine, King of the nation-states Perilous, is useless? less than a mysterious spell of a mischief-maker, all of chateau Perilous's 144,000 reatures of interest clamor for the crown. outdoors of the castle's coveting fray, Gene flies off with an adventurous Amazon in supernatural manifestation and Lord Inky explores the darkish mysteries that lurk within the realm of the lifeless!
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36 The Kitten's Garden of Verses And now with a terrible deafening mew, Like a Tiger I leap on my prey, And just when I think I have torn it in two It is up in the air and away.
To Someone very Good and Just, Who has proved worthy of her trust, A Cat will sometimes condescend— The Dog is Everybody‘s friend. 35 The Kitten's Garden of Verses The Game Watching a ball on the end of a string, Watching it swing back and to, Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a Kitten can do. First it goes this way, then it goes that, Just like a bird on the wing. And all of a tremble I crouch on the mat Like a Lion, preparing to spring. 36 The Kitten's Garden of Verses And now with a terrible deafening mew, Like a Tiger I leap on my prey, And just when I think I have torn it in two It is up in the air and away.
30 The Kitten's Garden of Verses A Kitten‘s Fancy The Kitten mews outside the Door, The Cat-bird in the Tree, The Sea-mew mews upon the Shore, The Catfish in the Sea. The Emu with his feathers queer Is mewing in the Zoo. Why is it that I never hear A Pussy-willow mew? 31 The Kitten's Garden of Verses In Darkest Africa At evening when the lamp is lit, The tired Human People sit And doze, or turn with solemn looks The speckled pages of their books. Then I, the Dangerous Kitten, prowl And in the Shadows softly growl, And roam about the farthest floor Where Kitten never trod before.