Oh, they were as happy as happy could be,
Those two little boys who were down by the sea,
As each with a shovel grasped tight in his hand,
Like a sturdy young laborer dug in the sand!
And it finally happened, while looking around,
That, beside a big shell, a small star-fish they found,—
Such a wonderful sight, that two pairs of blue eyes
Grew large for a moment with puzzled surprise.
Then—”I know,” said one, with his face growing bright,
“It’s the dear little star that we’ve watched every night;
But last night, when we looked, it was nowhere on high,
So, of course, it has dropped from its home in the sky!”