Friday, September 17, 2010

As I was going to St Ives (A)


Tom, reading the boys some nursery rhymes, from a book illustrated by Alex Scheffler.



'As I was going to St. Ives I met a man
with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks, each sack
had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits: kits, cats,
sacks and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?'


After a few crazy guesses, they had a think...and got the answer right!

4 comments:

gretta at lothlorien said...

Well they're very clever boys. I remember being tricked by that one by my Uncle Harry, when I was very small.
Did you ever get any Alex Scheffler(?) originals?? Remember they were down at Daunts when I was there??

sam becca and zach said...

Liking the tower of fruit delights too!
d

anita said...

yes, i use that cake stand often for fresh fruit...makes it a real event.

Jim and Nellie said...

Yes we definitely have four clever boys love Opa xxxx