Matilda told such dreadful lies, it made one gasp and stretch ones eyes. Her aunt who from her earliest youth, had kept a strict regard for truth. Attempted to believe Matilda, the effort very nearly killed her. And wuld have done so, had not she,
discovered this infirmity.
For once towards the close of day, Matilda growing tired of play, and finding she was left alone went tiptoe to the telephone.
And summoned the immediate aid of londons noble fire-brigade. Within an hour the gallant band were pouring in from every hand. They galloped roaring throught the town, Matildas house is burning down. They ran their ladders through a score of windows on the ball room floor. And took peculiar pains to souse, the pictues up and down the house.
Until matildas aunt succeded in showing them they were not needed and even then she had to pay to get the men to go away.
It happened that a few weeks later
Her aunt was off to the theatre
To see that interesting play
The second Mrs Tanqueray
She had a refused to take her niece
To hear this entertaining piece
A deprication just and wise
to punish her for telling lies
that night a fire DID break out
You should have heard Matilda shout!
You should have heard her scream and bawl
and throw the window up and call
To perople passing in the street
The rapidly increasing heat
encouraging her to obtain,
their confidence, but all in vain
for every time she shouted fire
theyt only answered little liar
and therefore when her aunt returned
Matilda and the house were burned!