The Two-Toed & Three-Toed Tree Toads

A he-toad loved a she-toad
That lived high in a tree.
She was a two-toed tree toad
But a three-toed toad was he.

The three-toed tree toad tried to win
The she-toad’s nuptial nod,
For the three-toed tree toad loved the road
The two-toed tree toad trod.

Hard as the three-toed tree toad tried,
He could not reach her limb.
From her tree-toad bower, with her V-toe power
The she-toad vetoed him.

— Anon., Mobile (Alabama) Register, August 12, 1892

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14 thoughts on “The Two-Toed & Three-Toed Tree Toads

  1. So, I wonder…
    When the three-toed he-toad’s tries
    failed twice, tentatively thrice
    to climb the V-toed she-toad’s tree,
    did the two-toed tree toad see
    if the vetoed three-toed tree toad
    trekked the back road or took the toll road?

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