SAMUEL SMOTHERBY SPROUT
Samuel stood in his mother's firm clutch.
"Don't wriggle!" she said; "It won't hurt very much!
I'll just pull your tooth ‑‑ then the whole world will shout:
`How brave is young Samuel Smotherby Sprout!'"
"I can be brave," Sammy whimpered. "I can!
I'm Samuel Sprout, and I'm almost a man!
I'll hold back the tears, and I won't even blink,
`Cause I am a very big boy, I think!"
One yank, then the tooth (what a small pearly thing!)
Happily swung from the end of the string;
Samuel grinned. "Now the whole world will shout:
`How brave ith young Thamuel Thmitherby Thprout!'"
Check the right answer.
1. Samuel's mother held him firmly so she could
___a. pull his tooth.
___b. brush his hair.
___c. zip up his jacket.
2. Samuel whimpered,
___a. "Can't we do this tomorrow?"
___b. "I'm going to cry."
___c. "I can be brave!"
3. The tooth was
___a. a small pearly thing.
___b. hard to pull out.
___c. Samuel's favorite tooth.
4. After one yank, Samuel's tooth
___a. landed under his pillow.
___b. hit the ceiling.
___c. swung from the end of a string.
5. "Think" rhymes with
Special question: After his tooth was pulled, why did Samuel call himself Thamuel Thmitherby Thprout?