by (Joseph) Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

The Tiger
Language: English 
The tiger, on the other hand,
    Is kittenish and mild, 
And makes a pretty playfellow
    For any little child. 
And mothers of large families
    (Who claim to common sense) 
Will find a tiger well repays
    The trouble and expense. 

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This text was added to the website: 2008-09-08
Line count: 8
Word count: 39