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"Yes," said the little ones, and then

She went on to explain:

"A well-bred duck turns in its toes

As I do—try again."

"Yes," said the ducklings, waddling on:

"That's better," said their mother;

"But well-bred ducks walk in a row.

Straight—one behind another."

"Yes," said the little ducks again,

All waddling in a row:

"Now to the pond," said old Dame Duck—

Splash, splash, and in they go.

"Let me swim first," said old Dame Duck,

"To this side, now to that;

There, snap at those great brown-winged flies,

They make young ducklings fat.