Lewis Carroll

(27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire)

Brother And Sister - Poem by Lewis Carroll

"SISTER, sister, go to bed!
Go and rest your weary head."
Thus the prudent brother said.

"Do you want a battered hide,
Or scratches to your face applied?"
Thus his sister calm replied.

"Sister, do not raise my wrath.
I'd make you into mutton broth
As easily as kill a moth"

The sister raised her beaming eye
And looked on him indignantly
And sternly answered, "Only try!"

Off to the cook he quickly ran.
"Dear Cook, please lend a frying-pan
To me as quickly as you can."

And wherefore should I lend it you?"
"The reason, Cook, is plain to view.
I wish to make an Irish stew."

"What meat is in that stew to go?"
"My sister'll be the contents!"
"Oh"
"You'll lend the pan to me, Cook?"
"No!"

Moral: Never stew your sister.


Comments about Brother And Sister by Lewis Carroll

  • Rookie - 4 Points Meira Shulman (4/14/2013 11:10:00 AM)

    I love this poem! And it is so true! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Tristan Parker (5/9/2012 7:33:00 PM)

    I don't like the moral of this poem... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Atsiylah Garfinkel (11/29/2007 12:49:00 AM)

    What a darling poem! And so true to life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Melvina Germain (1/28/2007 9:27:00 PM)

    This is wonderful Sandra, I love the moral of the story.--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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