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Quotation by Hilaire Belloc
He slipped his hand and ran away!
He hadn't gone a yard when—Bang!
With open jaws, a lion sprang,
And hungrily began to eat
The boy: beginning at his feet.
Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953), French-born British poet. Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse, and Was Eaten by a Lion (l. 18–22). . .
Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.
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