Mouse King: Today king of mice, tonight king of dolls. Tomorrow… king of EVERYTHING! The Nutcracker Prince 1990

Girls and dolls 2

Ada Cambridge

An Old Doll

Low on her little stool she sits

To make a nursing lap,

And cares for nothing but the form

Her little arms enwrap.

With hairless skull that gapes apart,

A broken plaster ball,

One chipped glass eye that squints askew,

And ne’er a nose at all –

No raddle left on grimy cheek,

No mouth that one can see –

It scarce discloses, at a glance,

What it was meant to be.

But something in the simple scheme

As it extends below

(It is the “tidy” from my chair

That she is rumpling so)

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