Idle? Taken Away a Year and a Day!

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ROSAMOND THE IDLE.

Miss Rosamond May was so idle, they say,

That her wise fairy godmother took her away

To regions of fairy-land, cloudy and gray;

And there she must stay for a year and a day,

Or still longer, I fear,

Till she does all things that she didn’t do here!

All the stints and the chores that she thought were such bores;

The running of errands to markets and stores,

The making of beds and the sweeping of floors,

The tending of doors and the lessons in scores –

Ah, the poor little Miss!

How long it will take for her to finish all this!

Illustration: ROSAMOND THE IDLE by Hannah R. Hudson. Prattles For Our Boys and Girls Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.

ROSAMOND THE IDLE by Hannah R. Hudson.

Prattles For Our Boys and Girls

Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.