Lewis Carroll

(27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire)

Brother And Sister - Poem by Lewis Carroll

"SISTER, sister, go to bed!
Go and rest your weary head."
Thus the prudent brother said.

"Do you want a battered hide,
Or scratches to your face applied?"
Thus his sister calm replied.

"Sister, do not raise my wrath.
I'd make you into mutton broth
As easily as kill a moth"

The sister raised her beaming eye
And looked on him indignantly
And sternly answered, "Only try!"

Off to the cook he quickly ran.
"Dear Cook, please lend a frying-pan
To me as quickly as you can."

And wherefore should I lend it you?"
"The reason, Cook, is plain to view.
I wish to make an Irish stew."

"What meat is in that stew to go?"
"My sister'll be the contents!"
"Oh"
"You'll lend the pan to me, Cook?"
"No!"

Moral: Never stew your sister.


Comments about Brother And Sister by Lewis Carroll

  • (1/31/2018 9:11:00 AM)


    theses two would not stop fighting so I made both them into a lovely irsh stew here is the link ttp: //allrecipes.co.uk/recipes/stew-recipes.aspx (Report) Reply

    (1/31/2018 2:42:00 PM)

    Is that were those two went! We have been looking every for them ;) .

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  • (2/13/2016 4:24:00 AM)


    A lovely poem reminding squabbles between siblings. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (12/6/2015 1:47:00 PM)


    Faithful to the truth. Siblings fight and fight and fight. I guess it is how they get prepared for real life (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2013 11:10:00 AM)


    I love this poem! And it is so true! (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2012 7:33:00 PM)


    I don't like the moral of this poem... (Report) Reply

    (3/19/2018 7:36:00 AM)

    There is nothing very bad in the moral of the poem. This poem is very ridiculous and the moral outlines the sense of humour of the poet(Lewis Caroll) as well as the poem.

  • (11/29/2007 12:49:00 AM)


    What a darling poem! And so true to life. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (1/28/2007 9:27:00 PM)


    This is wonderful Sandra, I love the moral of the story.--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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