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The 4.04 Train

by Carolyn Wells
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The 4.04 Train by Carolyn Wells

“There’s a train at 4.04,” said Miss Jenny;
“Four tickets I’ll take. Have you any?”
Said the man at the door:
“Not four for 4.04,
For four for 4.04 is too many.”

  — Carolyn Wells

From The Jingle Book. The Macmillan Company.

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From The Jingle Book

The Jingle Book, published in 1899, was Carolyn Wells second book, and her first poetry book, a collection of more than four dozen humorous poems and stories in verse, including the tongue-twister poems “The Tutor” and “The Butter Betty Bought.”

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About the Author

Carolyn Wells was an American writer and poet who lived from 1862 to 1942. She wrote a total of more than 170 books. During the first ten years of her career, she concentrated on poetry, humor, and children’s books before devoting herself to writing mysteries.

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