The News just came in from the Neighboring town,
A place Notably Named New Nottingham Town,
That the Nimble Newt, Ned, and his friend Nasty Nick,
Just Nabbed the Number Nine and they did it real quick.
Now nobody knows why this Ned and friend Nick
Would try to pull off this Nefarious trick
But they did it at Noon when, as everyone knows,
The Number Nine Naps to clear up his Nose.
With Nary a Noise, while the Number Nine slept,
Holding Nothing but Noodles and Needles, they crept
By Nooks where Nicknacks of Nameless Nymphs prayed
And into the room, where our Number Nine stayed.
They placed the wet Noodle around the Nine’s Neck,
And they sewed it all up with the Needle right quick.
By the Nape of the Neck, they stitched it real tight
Then they Nudged him awake, and they gave him a fright.
©James Garner Sept 1998