Old Sandy, on his Highland pipes,
    Was drooning "Robin Hood,"
And coaxing from the boys and girls
    Such pennies as he could,—
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  When suddenlu the bag went "squash!"
    The drone became a sigh—
The fleeting shot had pierced the bag
    Of wind in passing by!


Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate 20.

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Online edition by Marco Graziosi, December 1999.

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