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

There was an Old Man of the Cape,
Who possessed a large Barbary Ape;
          Till the Ape, one dark night,
          Set the house all alight,
Which burned that Old Man of the Cape.

there was an Old Man of the Cape . .
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