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treeseed commented on the word gingham dog and the calico cat
Characters in the poem The Duel by Eugene Field.
Excerpt from The Duel:
The gingham dog and the calico cat
Side by side on the table sat;
'T was half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t' other had slept a wink!
The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.
(I was n't there; I simply state
What was told to me by the Chinese plate!
February 17, 2008
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