The Bad Child's Book Of Beasts/The Whale

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The Whale

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The Whale that wanders round the Pole

Is not



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a table fish.
You cannot bake or boil him whole
Nor serve him in a dish;

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But you may cut his blubber up
And melt it down for oil,

And so replace



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the colza bean
(A product of the soil).

The facts should all be noted down
And ruminated on,


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By every boy in Oxford town
Who wants to be a Don.