A Troublesome Flock (Classic Reprint)

A Troublesome Flock (Classic Reprint)

by Elizabeth F. Guptill
     
 

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Old Woman (singing).

Byelow baby, sleep like a lady,
You shall have milk when the cow comes home.

(She should fuss over her babies a good deal, as the play progresses, occasionally taking up one to kiss, cuddle, or spank, as the case may be. A bang is heard, then a peal of laughter, followed by a scream.)

Mother

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Excerpt from A Troublesome Flock

Old Woman (singing).

Byelow baby, sleep like a lady,
You shall have milk when the cow comes home.

(She should fuss over her babies a good deal, as the play progresses, occasionally taking up one to kiss, cuddle, or spank, as the case may be. A bang is heard, then a peal of laughter, followed by a scream.)

Mother Goose.

There! That's the twins, you can tell by their noise.
They make as much racket as seventeen boys!

(Jill runs in, with Jack in pursuit. Mother Goose seizes him, and Jill turns and makes faces at him.)

Jack (struggling).

Lemme go, Mother. Just let me catch Jill.
I'll fix her!

Jill.

No, sonny, I don't think you will.
O Mother, you ought to have seen him fall flat
In the mud-puddle.

Jack. Jill was to blame, Ma, for that!

Jill. I wasn't!

Jack. You was!

Jill (illustrating). Why, you sprawled just like that!

Jack. Well, you stuck out your foot.

Mother Goose.

That's enough, now, of that.
Have you fetched any water?

Jack. A barrel or two; and we're hungry.

Jill. Oh, give us some pie, Mother, do!

(She clasps Mother Goose's waist.)

Mother Goose (smoothing down her dress and putting back her hair).

Such a wild-looking child! Come now, listen to me!
Spruce up now! Act pretty! There's strangers here. See?
Go sing for 'em, nice now, just so they will know
You're not wild critters, even if you do seem so.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331074595
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/10/2015
Pages:
58
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

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