A ruthless wild-cat had escaped.
And roamed the garden free;
The keeper, frightened at the sight,
Had climbed a lofty tree:
The savage brute espied him there,
And with an agile bound,
It met the bullet in the air.
And tumbled to the ground!
Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate
[title page] [Peter Newell]
Online edition by Marco
Graziosi, December 1999.