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The Little Maid – A Heartwarming Poem for Kids

"The Little Maid – Poem for Kids" is a heartwarming story of determination and innocence. The little maid, with a list in hand, embarks on a journey to the market to purchase coffee, sugar, tea, rice, and a currant cake for tea. Upon returning, she meticulously calculates her purchases, trying her best to reconcile the amount spent. Faced with the challenge of balancing her money, she struggles and even sheds tears in frustration. Despite her persistent efforts and endless counting, the little maid cannot seem to get her money right. The poem conveys a touching message of perseverance and the inevitable innocence of youth. It reminds us of the simplicity and purity of childhood, where even the simple act of counting money becomes a poignant tale of determination and acceptance. The Little Maid's story will resonate with readers, leaving a lasting impression of the purity and resilience found in the young at heart.

The Little Maid

A LITTLE maid went to market,

She went into the town,

And all the things she had to buy

She carefully wrote down.

The coffee, sugar, tea, and rice--

The currant cake for tea,

And then she had to reckon up,

And see how much they'd be.

She sat her down as she came back,

She sat her down to see

What they had cost--the currant cake,

The coffee, and the tea.

She could not make her money right,

And yet, how she did try !

She could not make her money right,

And oh ! how she did cry.

She's counting still, my dears, my dears,

She's counting day and night,

But though she counts for years and years,

She'll never make it right.

She'll never make it right--right--right,

Oh ! never any more, [count,

Though she sits counting--count--count

Till she is ninety-four.


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