Foreign Children

by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894)

featuring voice artist Tracey Kummrow

Little Indian, Sioux, or Crow,
Little frosty Eskimo,
Little Turk or Japanee,
Oh! don’t you wish that you were me?

You have seen the scarlet trees
And the lions over seas;
You have eaten ostrich eggs,
And turned the turtle off its legs.

Such a life is very fine,
But it’s not so nice as mine:
You must often as you trod,
Have wearied NOT to be abroad.

You have curious things to eat,
I am fed on proper meat;
You must dwell beyond the foam,
But I am safe and live at home.

Little Indian, Sioux or Crow,
Little frosty Eskimo,
Little Turk or Japanee,
Oh! don’t you wish that you were me?

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Although he lived but 44 years, and was in ill health a considerable amount of time, he traveled the world, and wrote timeless classics that are still enjoyed to this day. Learn more

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