A Child’s Garden of Verses

Contents:
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson  | Date: 1885

XIII. A GOOD PLAY

WE built a ship upon the stairs

All made of the back-bedroom chairs,

And filled it full of sofa pillows

To go a-sailing on the billows.

We took a saw and several nails,

And water in the nursery pails;

And Tom said, "Let us also take

An apple and a slice of cake;"-

Which was enough for Tom and me

To go a-sailing on, till tea.

We sailed along for days and days

And had the very best of plays;

But Tom fell out and hurt his knee,

So there was no one left but me.

Contents:

Related Resources

Robert Louis Stevenson

Download Options


Title: A Child’s Garden of Verses

Select an option:

*Note: A download may not start for up to 60 seconds.

Email Options


Title: A Child’s Garden of Verses

Select an option:

Email addres:

*Note: It may take up to 60 seconds for for the email to be generated.

Chicago: Robert Louis Stevenson, "XIII. A Good Play," A Child’s Garden of Verses Original Sources, accessed July 23, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CY6SIB8AMXX423S.

MLA: Stevenson, Robert Louis. "XIII. A Good Play." A Child’s Garden of Verses, Original Sources. 23 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CY6SIB8AMXX423S.

Harvard: Stevenson, RL, 'XIII. A Good Play' in A Child’s Garden of Verses. Original Sources, retrieved 23 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CY6SIB8AMXX423S.