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Dave Wood's Book Report, April 15, 2009

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'They roused him with muffins -- they roused him with ice --

They roused him with mustard and cress --

They roused him with jam and judicious advice --

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They set him conundrums to guess.

When at length he sat up and was able to speak

His sad story he offered to tell:

And the Bellman cried, "Silence! Not even a shriek!"

And excitedly tingled his bell.

There was silence supreme! Not a shriek, not a scream

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