Ian's Castellan Box Prize Challenge
by Marc Carlson
Copyright 13 May 2002 by Marc Carlson

 


The first thing of Castellan
that Ian had to give
Was a Pelican in a bay tree.

The Second thing of Castellan
that Ian had to give
Two feisty shoves
And a Pelican in a bay tree.

The Third thing of Castellan
that Ian had to give
Three French hoods
Two feisty shoves
And a Pelican in a bay tree.

The Fourth thing of Castellan
that Ian had to give
Four stuffed birds
Three French hoods
Two feisty shoves
And a Pelican in a bay tree.

The Fifth thing of Castellan
that Ian had to give
Five other things!
Four stuffed birds
Three French hoods
Two feisty shoves
And a Pelican in a bay tree.

The [Sixth-Twelfth] thing of Castellan
that Ian had to give

Six mules a-baying
Seven Swine a-szechuan
Eight maids a-weaving
Nine belly-dancers
10 lords aslesping
11 smokers piping
12 drummers drumming

Five other things!
Four stuffed birds
Three French hoods
Two feisty shoves
And a Pelican in a bay tree.