Lead the way!
Cosmo said to the crow on his right.
(The lefthand crow pouted with all of his might.)
Off we go to the left!
And so on Cosmo walks,
Still stalking his way through the unending stalks.
But it wasn’t much longer until Cosmo’s gaze
Fell at last on the genuine end of the maze.
We made it!
What a smashing success!
Thank you for using our Crow GPS!
No, thank you!
Cosmo called as the crows flew away.
Then he picked up his search without further delay.
But the farm was all fences and wide open space.
Unless hats were a crop, he was in the wrong place.
Cosmo’s spirits were dampened, his quest down the drain.
Then to make matters wetter, it started to rain.
He tried to stay dry. The best place seemed to be
By a lone little pond, underneath a small tree.
(Cosmo sees something rising out of the pond.)
Could that be an eel? Or a limb from a tree?
No, I think it’s a periscope, looking at me!
Sure enough, from the water all shimmering green
Rose the uppermost part of a small submarine.
(The top hatch opens and a ramp extends out to Cosmo.)
Should I go in or not? Why not give it a try?
At least in a submarine I can stay dry!
Cosmo went inside quickly, and that’s when he found
That the sub was controlled by an old yellow hound.
Welcome aboard the round-trip shuttle to
Uninhabited Island! We’re glad to serve you!
Uninhabited? If there is nobody there,
I imagine that hats are exceedingly rare…
But you misunderstand, sir! The isle got its name
From Sir John Uninhabited, sailor of fame!
(The hound gestures towards a portrait of Sir John.)
He discovered it, but once his flag had been planted
He left, never knowing the place was enchanted!
Sit back and hold tight! We are ready to go!
And the hound made the submarine dive down below.
(Cosmo stares out a porthole.)
All those fish in the depths of the sea made it seem
He was lost in a lovely and limitless dream.
He awoke when the hound rolled a cart to his seat.
Would you care for some nice, tasty dog food to eat?
Why, thank you so much...though I could use a nibble,
I can't really say that I’m hungry for kibble.
You misunderstand, sir! The “dog food” I’ve got
Is just hot dogs and corn dogs. Take one, while it's hot!
Now that kind of dog food is what Cosmo eats,
But he just can’t decide between these tempting treats.
To offer this choice so as not to confuse:
The hot dog or corn dog treat? Which do you choose?
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