|This is the dark-haired singleton, Cecil, |
That woke the Coadjutor, Rösli
That nannied Felix and Flixy, the twins,
Who were blonder than mischief-maker, Mike
That turned black with Charles, the next to be born
That admired his brother Stephen (not Green)
That followed the Triplets, Len Con and Margot
Brought up by the handmaid that adored
The famous author, mother and wife
That lived in the house that Jack bought.
Cecil was a lovely child - the pick of the basket for looks, her father was wont to declare. It was natural for anyone who was not blind to admire her. How often did you see such beautiful black curls, such great dark eyes and such a delicate pink-and-white colouring? As for her mouth, Anna thought it and her dainty nose the last word in mouths and noses!