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Crocodile's Toothache

Rating: 3.1

Oh the Crocodile
Went to the dentist
And sat down in the chair,
And the dentist said, 'Now tell me, sir,
Why does it hurt and where?'
And the Crocodile said, 'I'll tell you the truth.
I have a terrible ache in my tooth.'
And he opened his jaws so wide, so wide,
That the dentist he climbed right inside,
And the dentist laughed, 'Oh, isn't this fun?'
As he pulled the teeth out, one by one.
And the Crocodile cried, 'You're hurting me so!
Please put down your pliers and let me go.'
But the dentist just laughed with a Ho Ho Ho,
And he said, 'I still have twelve to go --
Oops, that's the wrong one, I confess.
But what's one crocodile's tooth, more or less?'
Then suddenly the jaws went snap,
And the dentist was gone right off the map.
And where he went one could only guess...
To North or South or East or West...
He left no forwarding address.
But what's one dentist more or less?

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Dibyansu The Hero 25 July 2010

this poem is in my oxpord class four book

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Deepak S S 14 October 2020

Humorous poem. A fantastic metaphor.

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Khairul Ahsan 14 October 2020

Ha ha ha, highly amused by this satirical poem! 'And the Crocodile cried, 'You're hurting me so! Please put down your pliers and let me go.' - The dentist would have survived if he had done so!

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 14 October 2020

Amazingly humorous! Beautifully crafted and cleverly written.

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Bharati Nayak 14 October 2020

A poem full of fun- -I think the careless dentists should read the poem- -The careless dentist may not know that he may be having a crocodile on the client's chair and his carelessness may cost his own life.

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Mahtab Bangalee 14 October 2020

Then suddenly the jaws went snap, And the dentist was gone right off the map......so, no one can save thyself from the trap of crocodile tears- even the savior, the dentist of Crocodile's Toothache! ! ! ! ! !

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Shreya Hacks 14 October 2020

Light and humorous poem. Enjoyed reading it.

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Zoyza Da Vinka 14 October 2020

a nice humorous poem

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Savita Tyagi 14 October 2020

Haha! Would love to read it to my grandson!

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Dr Antony Theodore 14 October 2020

But what's one crocodile's tooth, more or less? ' Then suddenly the jaws went snap, And the dentist was gone right off the map. Enjoyable writings. tony

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