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<poem>He read through each advertisement To see if he could find A place he thought would suit his bent, In which he could be quite content And cultivate his mind. —He read so hard and thought so deep He quite forgot about the sheep.
But when at last he looked around, His flock could not be seen. He shouted, called, and searched the ground, The sheep were nowhere to be found (They knew that he was green); And when in fear he ventured back, I scarce need say he got the sack.
He went away with many sighs And sight a little dim, But suddenly, to his surprise, A woolly head with shining eyes Peered through the hedge at him. "If you will let me come with you," It said, " I always will be true."