Today, before taking a nap in afternoon, I took Heidi from my shelf and after opening it randomly, I enjoyed reading this little melodious song.
A little background: Heidi’s best friend Peter was struggling with his studies and with the help of this beautiful song little Heidi successfully teaches Peter how to read.
If A B C you do not know
Before the judge you’ll have to go.
If D E F you cannot say
Bad luck is sure to come your way.
If you forget your H J K
You’ll have misfortune all the day.
If L and M you can’t say clear
You’ll have to pay a fine, I fear.
Trouble will be in store for you
If you can’t say N O P Q.
‘If you get stuck at R S T
A dance’s cap your lot will be.
If you confuse a V with U,
You’ll find yourself in Timbuctoo.
If over W you fall,
Beware the rod upon the wall.
If letter X you can’t recall,
You’ll get no food today at all.
If you find Y is hard to say,
They’ll laugh at you at school today.
If Z should tie you up in knots,
They’ll send you to the Hottentots.