The Nile
from 'The Book of Nonsense' by Edward Lear 1812-1888

There was an Old Man of the Nile,
Who sharpened his nails with a file
       Till he cut off his thumbs,
       And said calmly, "This comes
Of sharpening one's nails with a file!"

Old Man of the Nile
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