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First Line: The lion, the lion, he dwells in waste
Last Line: And a good little child will not play with him.
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
Subject(s): Animals; Lions


The Lion, the Lion, he dwells in waste,
He has a big head and a very small waist;
But his shoulders are stark, and his jaws they are grim,
And a good little child will not play with him.




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