- The toughest Christmas I recall,
- Just Noodles for our Christmas lunch.
- Too poor to purchase meat at all,
- No turkey, goose or ham to munch.
- Their Noodles boiling on the flame
- The children looking on, agog.
- Then crying when their dinner came:
- Old Noodles was a lovely dog.____
by Albert Semple
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