Translation:French Nursery Rhymes/The Quail and the Partridge

French Nursery Rhymes  (1881) 
C. B., translated from French by Wikisource
The Quail and the Partridge

THE QUAIL AND THE PARTRIDGE

I saw the quail[1]
In the straw,
All rolled up;[2]
The partridge[3]
In the meadow,
Hiding behind a clod.[4]


  1. Caille (s.f.), quail.
  2. Se pelotonner (v.p.r.), fig. to roll one's self up.
  3. Perdrix (s.f.), partridge.
  4. Se motter (v.p.r.) to lurk behind a clod.