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Kate.
(anon)

Let me tell you of the fate
Of a girl whose name was Kate,
All the time she ate and ate,
She always cleared off every plate.

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For breakfast she ate toast and jam,
Bacon, eggs, baked beans and ham,
In her mouth the food she'd cram
As if she were some giant clam.

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At dinner she ate chips and pie
And eggs her poor old mum would fry,
With any food that she could spy
Kate would pile her plate up high.

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Ten doughnuts she would eat for tea.
And any other cake she'd see,
The food she'd eat would really be
Enough for six of you or me!

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She ate with gusto and with speed
To satisfy her growing greed,
She was a greedy girl indeed
She ate more than she really need.

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And, Oh! How big she grew,and fat,
The folds of fat hung as she sat,
She looked like some great overfed cat
But didn't seem to care about that!

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She grew and grew to such a size
She could hardly see out of her eyes,
But still she ate cake, chips and pies
And soon she grew too fat to rise.

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Just eat and eat all through the day
Was how she passed the time away,
She never went outside to play,
At the table she would stay.

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Her stomach rose and rose and rose
And soon she did not fit her clothes,
She couldn't even see her toes
But still she ate whatever she chose.

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At last one day her greed was stopped
Kate ate so much he stomach popped,
And so be warned if you eat too much,
Because your fate may be as such.

VillageNet 1999

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