By Enid Blyton
BANG! What's that? Bang-Bang! Oh, Hark, The guns are shooting in the dark! Little guns and big ones too, Bang–bang-bang! What shall I do? Mistress, Master, hear me yelp, I'm out-of-doors, I want your help. Let me in-oh, LET ME IN Before those fireworks begin To shoot again-I can't bear that; My tail is down, my ears are flat, I'm trembling here outside the door, Oh, don't you love me anymore? BANG! I think I'll die with fright Unless you let me in to-night. (Shall we let him in, children?) Ah, now the door is opened wide, I'm rushing through, I'm safe inside, The lights are on, it's warm and grand- Mistress, let me lick your hand Before I slip behind the couch. There I'll hide myself and crouch In safety till the BANGS are done- Then to my kennel I will run And guard you safely all the night Because you understood my fright. Nurture Group Questions for Friday Lesson 1) Which animal is the poem about? How did you work this out? 2) What are the fireworks compared to? 3) Describe how the animal looks when he is outside of the house. 4) How did the animal enter the house? Why did he enter like this? 5) Which line of the poem best describes the animal's surroundings inside their house? 6) Why do you think the author wrote this poem?