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  • Of wet tin roofs and shiny cobbles
    A dark night sky with stormy weather

    The hooves that clatter, the slipper-slapper
    A crack-a-black strap whip of leather

    With traps that snap a quicker-clapper
    Hung cages rock while wood wheels clatter

    And rats, that scamper, pitter-patter
    Escape to darkened ditch or gutter

    From window high there starts a mutter
    Small faces peek through rusty shutters

    Eyes wide with fear the children whisper;

    "Look out! Look out! Here comes The Catcher!"
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