Out in the back yard Sister Sue,
Wit "Sis" and Mabel Dunn,
Was swinging underneath the trees,
And having lots of fun,
Whenzip! The speeding bullet sang,
And cut the rope in two,
Then hurtled though the high board fence,
And to the ground came Sue!
Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate
[title page] [Peter Newell]
Online edition by Marco
Graziosi, December 1999.