Old Granny Fink was sound asleep—
    As sound as one could wish;
Beside her an aquarium
    Was standing, stocked with fish:

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The bullet struck the crystal globe,
    And roused her from her nap—
And Granny found that she was drenched,
    With goldfish in her lap!





Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate 6.

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Online edition by Marco Graziosi, December 1999.

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