Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop

I opened the door and walked right on it
And found myself back on the outside again
I peered through the window and what did I see?
Myself - looking back from the inside at me!

I went round the back and knocked on the door
Something knocked back, and then gave a roar
I peeked through the letterbox, and to my surprise
I was staring straight into three bloodshot eyes.

I ran all the way home like a dog from a trap
And woke up my dad who was having a nap
"I remember that shop," he said with a frown.
"About ten years ago - they pulled the place down!"

(Taken from the collection Let's Recycle Grandad compiled by Roger Stevens. Published by A & C Black )

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