Willie, hitting at a ball,
Lined one down the school-house hall.
Through his door came Dr. Hill;
Several teeth are missing still.
Published in the Liguorian, Volume 33, Redemptorists, 1945.
Willie got some Jap-a-lac*,
Very shiny, very black,
Caught his little sister, Sou:
Willie said, “This is on you.”
Little Sou was dumb with fear,
So Willie left a Sou-veneer.
Published in The Independent, Volume 64, S.W. Bennett, 1908.
*Jap-a-lac was a “floor varnish and stain combined.”
From Gatochy’s photostream on Flickr.