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The strange visitor

—late—and wee-e-e—moul" (whiningly).

"How did you get such big big hips?"

"Much sitting, much sitting" (gruffly).

"How did you get such a wee wee waist?"

"Aih-h-h!—late—and wee-e-e-moul" (whiningly).

"How did you get such broad broad shoulders?"

"With carrying broom, with carrying broom" (gruffly).

"How did you get such small small arms?"

"Aih-h-h!—late—and wee-e-e—moul" (whiningly.)

"How did you get such huge huge hands?"

"Threshing with an iron flail, threshing with an iron flail" (gruffly).

"How did you get such a small small neck?"

"Aih-h-h!—late—wee-e-e—moul" (pitifully).

"How did you get such a huge huge head?"

"Much knowledge, much knowledge" (keenly).

"What do you come for?"

"FOR YOU!" (At the top of the voice, with a wave of the arm and a stamp of the feet.)

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