Brother And Sister

"SISTER, sister, go to bed!
Go and rest your weary head."
Thus the prudent brother said.

"Do you want a battered hide,
Or scratches to your face applied?"
Thus his sister calm replied.

"Sister, do not raise my wrath.
I'd make you into mutton broth
As easily as kill a moth"

The sister raised her beaming eye
And looked on him indignantly
And sternly answered, "Only try!"

Off to the cook he quickly ran.
"Dear Cook, please lend a frying-pan
To me as quickly as you can."

And wherefore should I lend it you?"
"The reason, Cook, is plain to view.
I wish to make an Irish stew."

"What meat is in that stew to go?"
"My sister'll be the contents!"
"Oh"
"You'll lend the pan to me, Cook?"
"No!"

Moral: Never stew your sister.

by Lewis Carroll

Comments (8)

I hate it
theses two would not stop fighting so I made both them into a lovely irsh stew here is the link ttp: //allrecipes.co.uk/recipes/stew-recipes.aspx
A lovely poem reminding squabbles between siblings. Thanks for sharing.
Faithful to the truth. Siblings fight and fight and fight. I guess it is how they get prepared for real life
I love this poem! And it is so true!
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