Quotation by Eugene Field

They found no trace of dog or cat;
And some folks think unto this day
That burglars stole that pair away!
But the truth about the cat and pup
Is this: they ate each other up!
Now what do you really think of that!
The old Dutch clock it told me so,
And that is how I came to know.)
Eugene Field (1850–1895), U.S. poet, humorist. The Duel (l. 29–36). . .

Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmon, ed. (1979) Oxford University Press.
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