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First Line: Half-past-six and I were talking
Last Line: "when the saucepan isn't clean."
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen


Half-Past-Six and I were talking
In a very grown-up way;
We had got so tired with running
That we did not want to play.

"How do babies come, I wonder,"
He said, looking at the sky,
"Does God mix the things together
An' just make it-like a pie?"

I was really not quite certain,
But it sounded very nice;
It was all that we could think of,
Besides a book said "sugar and spice."

Half-Past-Six said -- He's so clever --
Cleverer than me, I mean...
"I suppose God makes the black ones
When the saucepan isn't clean."





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