Simple Simon met a pieman, Going to the fair; Says Simple Simon to the pieman, "Let me taste your ware." Says the pieman to Simple Simon, "Show me first your penny." Says Simple Simon to the pieman, "Indeed I have not any." Simple Simon went a-fishing For to catch a whale: All the water he had got Was in his mother's pail.
Return to the Mother Goose library , or . . . Read the next nursery rhyme; Sing a Song of Sixpence
Or read more short stories for kids in our Children's Library