Tall tales by short little boys

MARTHA BANNING THOMAS March 30 1957

Tall tales by short little boys

MARTHA BANNING THOMAS March 30 1957

Tall tales by short little boys

“My dad’s stronger than yours!

He could bend Time Around a corner, and make it Tomorrow If he wanted to,

Or twist and pull it

All the way back to Yesterday!”

“My father’s bravest in the world!

He could climb Jack’s Beanstalk to the top.

And push his shoulders through A cloud, and march straight on To the castle, and slay The giant ogre there, as easy ...

If he happened to feel Like it!”

“And my father

Could yank up a whole brook,

And throw it into the sea.

Bullfrogs and all!”

“And if my dad caught a ’normous whale, He could reel

The monster in like a minnow!”

“My father wrote a book—”

"Hey . . . here comes Danny,

Let’s play ball!”

MARTHA BANNING THOMAS