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Octopus

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I went to sea,
adventurous,
and caught myself
an octopus,
an octopus,
an octopus,
an octopus caught I.

And though it seems
a bit unjust
I put him in
a pastry crust,
a pastry crust,
a pastry crust,
and baked an octo-pie.

 --Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 6

 


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