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The Comet

Last week we started out in glee,
The boys and Bertha, Aunt and me,
Across the village green to see
               The comet;
Some people really must be blind,
Or only give it half their mind,
It isn’t difficult to find
               Far from it.
 
Jack found one in ' The Lady’s Chair,’
And Bertha, with her nose in air,
Described a couple in ‘ The Bear ’
               I backed her;
While Auntie, dazzled by the view,
Stepped in the ditch before she knew,
It took us twenty minutes to
                 Extract her.
 
With stars and comets on the brain
Two figures vanished up the lane,
A better view of course to gain,
               But whether
It was that Auntie missed her sleep
Or found the lane a trifle steep,
She sulked, because we would not keep
                 Together.
 
We found the others looking black,
But though they made a joint attack,
Their thrusts we managed back to back–
               To parry;
They voted finding comets slow,
I found the time too short, I know,
Too short, and much too sweet, and so
               Did Harry.
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