Kitty in the Basket by Eliza Lee Follen

“Where is my little basket gone?”
Said Charlie boy one day;
“I guess some little boy or girl
Has taken it away.”
“And Kitty too, I can’t find her;
O, dear! what shall I do?
I wish I could my basket find,
And little Kitty too.”
“I’ll go to mother’s room and look;
Perhaps she may be there,
For Kitty loves to take a nap
In mother’s easy chair.”
“O mother! mother! come and look!
See what a little heap!
My Kitty’s in the basket here,
All cuddled down to sleep.”
He took the basket carefully,
And brought it in a minute,
And showed it to his mother dear,
With little Kitty in it.