There was nothing in Annabelle’s cup but she had to do something to prevent the smell reaching her nostrils. And why did he keep burping?
‘Pardon me,’ said the chimpanzee,
‘You were kind to ask me to tea,
But sandwiches and cake
Aren’t sufficient to take
The hunger pangs away from me.
So I snacked on masses of greens
And plenty of ripe tangerines
That filled me with gas
And now, sadly, alas,
My digestion is in smithereens.
Better out than kept in, so it’s said,
I’m sorry you think I’m ill-bred,
But if I don’t burp now
I really don’t know how
I’ll stop my full load being shed.’
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