Tooth and Nail
A tiny grey mouse, preparing for bed,|
was fetching his supper of cheese and brown bread
when he saw a huge foot coming straight for his head.
He jumped...and the elephant just caught his tail;
for such a small thing, that wee mouse had some wail!
His face was all screwed up and terribly pale.
'Oh come now, quit moaning,' the elephant said,
From that noise, the neighbours will think you are dead.'
The pachyderm, embarrassed, was turning quite red.
'Poo-Hoo', said the mousey, calling his bluff,
pretending that he was incredibly tough,
'If that's an apology, then I've had enough!
I noticed,' he added, 'When you stepped on my tail,
that your poor old left foot has a horrid hang nail.
I can fix it for you though I'm tiny and frail'.
Elephant agreed and mouse started to gnaw;
when he got to some soft flesh, Pachy let out a roar,
he was terribly brave though his foot was quite sore.
When the job was all finished, the two sat to sup
on apples and bread with some milk from a cup.
A little was spilled but Pachy vacuumed up.
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