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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 5 (August 1, 1935)



The mongoose is a rail-sitter. He is content to wrap himself round a length of timber and take a long view of the end of his nose, the extremity of which is almost as far from his face as his tail. In fact,

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“No wonder he looks hot and glum.”

“No wonder he looks hot and glum.”

The mongoose is small—
A furry brown ball—
Whose coat is quite quaint
And not a bit shoddy.
His colour is “nigger,”
And he would be bigger,
With nose taken off
And spread over his body.