Eddie sucked a little stone
He thought it was a sweet.
His brother gave it to him
As a special treat.
He rolled the pebble round and round
On his purple tongue.*
Then crunched and munched until his molars
Mashed it in to gum.
He chomped and chewed and then he blew
A mountain of a bubble.
And when it popped his brother lay
Beneath a pile of rubble.
* He has just eaten packet of blackcurrant pastilles.