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Fit the Third.

THE BAKER'S TALE.


They roused him with muffins—they roused him with ice—

 They roused him with mustard and cress—

They roused him with jam and judicious advice—

 They set him conundrums to guess.


When at length he sat up and was able to speak,

 His sad story he offered to tell;

And the Bellman cried "Silence! Not even a shriek!"

 And excitedly tingled his bell.