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Poem by Arthur Conan Doyle


The Guards Came Through (1919). 18. Little Billy


The Doctor came at half-past one,
       Little Billy saw him from the window.
The Doctor he was short and fat,
He hid a trumpet in his hat,
And spoke with his ear. You may all doubt that,
       But Little Billy saw it from the window.

The Doctor left at half-past four.
       Little Billy saw him from the window.
The Doctor's head was white and bare.
Like an ostrich egg in a nest of hair,
The marble bounced right up in the air
       When little Billy dropped it from the window.

The Doctor came with a small black bag,
       Little Billy saw it from the window.
And what do you think he had in that ?
Why, a great big howling, yowling brat,
With a voice like a discontented cat.
       Little Billy heard it from the window.

And that's how the new brother came,
       While little Billy waited at the window.
"Who would have thought that Brother Jack
Would yell like that ! They ought to pack
Him into the bag and send him back,"
       Said angry little Billy at the window.



Arthur Conan Doyle


Arthur Conan Doyle's other poems:
  1. Songs of the Road (1911). 8. The Outcasts
  2. Songs of the Road (1911). 17. Man's Limitation
  3. Songs of the Road (1911). 4. A Post-Impressionist
  4. Songs of the Road (1911). 27. Sexagenarius Loquitur
  5. The Guards Came Through (1919). 2. Victrix


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