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Sat cracking his nuts

Over-head in a tree.

Then out came the Spider,
With fingers so fine,
To show his dexterity

On the tight line;

From one branch to another His cobwebs he slung, Then as quick as an arrow

He darted along.

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Hung suspended in air
At the end of a thread.

Then the Grasshopper came
With a jerk and a spring,
Very long was his leg,

Though but short was his wing;

He took but three leaps,
And was soon out of sight,

Then chirp'd his own praises
The rest of the night.

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And went in his own

Little chamber to bed.

Then as evening gave way
To the shadows of night,
The watchman, the Glow-worm,

Came out with his light:

Then home let us hasten
While yet we can see,
For no watchman is waiting

For you and for me.

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