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Fit the Fifth.

THE BEAVER'S LESSON.


They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;

 They pursued it with forks and hope;

They threatened its life with a railway-share;

 They charmed it with smiles and soap.


Then the Butcher contrived an ingenious plan

 For making a separate sally;

And fixed on a spot unfrequented by man,

 A dismal and desolate valley.