Re: cormorants or shags?

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Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett on December 05, 2002 at 15:09:48 from user ACB.

In Reply to: Re: cormorants or shags? posted by Duncan on December 05, 2002 at 11:35:53:

"The common Cormorant, or Shag
Lays eggs inside a paper bag.
The reason, (you will see, no doubt)
Is to keep the lightning out.

"But what this unobservant bird
Has failed to notice is that herds
Of bears may come with buns
And steal the bags to hold the crumbs."

Thus spake the Belloc, for an age
All children thought he was a Sage
But what this unobservant scribe
Had failed to notice in his jibe

(A thing so clearly known to TARS
His lack or knowledge really jars
And Ransome had it in the bag)
A Cormorant is not a Shag!

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