He scampered off his little coat to dry,
Shouting the news to every passer-by,
The baby onions gathered, full of glee,
And tall asparagus bent down to see
The pretty sight:
All felt delight,
Though cabbage friend looks sad-faced you’ll agree.
Whimsical illustration by Florence Kate Upton from the book “The Vege-Men’s Revenge”, published in 1897, with verses by Bertha Upton.