For his birthday Sam had roasted bore,
And turkey, plump and fine
Lamb in blankets by the score
With hops and hot mulled wine
Roast potatoes, brussels and sprouts
And carrots baked in honey
Espagnole sauce in silver bowls
That cost a lot of money
Pie with cherries, pie with plums,
And lemon meringue with cream
Lemon cheesecake, jelly cups
And a kilo of pralines
For the day after his birthday Sam had …
the worst stomach ache he’d ever had in his life.