Famous Poems by
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Deaf House Agent
>> Katherine Mansfield <<
That deaf old man
With his hand to his ear--
His hand to hi head stood out like a shell,
Horny and hollow. He said, 'I can't hear,'
He muttered, 'Don't shout,
I can hear very well!'
He mumbled, 'I can't catch a word;
I can't follow.'
Then Jack with a voice like a Protestant bell
Roared--'Particulars! Farmhouse! At 10 quid a year!'
'I dunno wot place you are talking about.'
Said the deaf old man.
Said Jack, 'What the Hell!'
But the deaf old man took a pin from his desk, picked
a piece of wool the size of a hen's egg from his ear,
had a good look at it, decided in its favour and re-
placed it in the aforementioned organ.