Misty River and the Crying Cat

Once upon a time there was a blackeyed little boy who lived by a misty river.

He was a quiet little boy, who wanted nothing more then to die.

His father beat him, his mother slapped him and the cat cried and looked on.

One day, when the blackeyed little boy sat by the misty river, he decided that he would like to hang down a rope end.

He took a rope and hanged it up, by the ceiling.

He climbed up a chair and laid the rope end around his neck.

He kicked the chair, and smiled as life escaped hi black eyes.

And all the while, the cat cried and looked on.