The Land of Counterpane

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The Counterpane is from Robert Louis Stevenson's collection, A Child's Garden of Verses (1905). Illustrations by Bessie Collins Pease.
An illustration for the story The Land of Counterpane by the author Robert Louis Stevenson
An illustration for the story The Land of Counterpane by the author Robert Louis Stevenson
An illustration for the story The Land of Counterpane by the author Robert Louis Stevenson
When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay
To keep me happy all the day.

And sometimes for an hour or so
I watched my leaden soldiers go,
With different uniforms and drills,
Among the bed-clothes, through the hills.

And sometimes sent my ships in fleets
All up and down among the sheets;
Or brought my trees and houses out,
And planted cities all about.

I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant Land of Counterpane.

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