I have here in my hand a lengthy cablegram,|
That came from far across the sea;
It's from Miss Nelly Bly, and its contents I will try
To tell if you will listen unto me.
She's trying very hard to beat the world's record
To round the world in seventy-five days,
Of the many funny sights in her cablegram she writes
Of the people and their very curious ways.
With an umbrella and a grip she gave her friends the slip
Far across the deep blue sea,
It was a pleasant trip for her grip was not "La Grippe"
Consequently she was happy as could be.
2. When she landed in Cork, to Killarney took a walk,
3. When she landed in Hong Kong, she rang the dinner gong,
Note: Nellie Bly was a newspaper reporter who shocked the Victorian world by her reporting of conditions in prisons and poor sections of various cities around the world.
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