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Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips
By Kathleen W. Redman
1 "Chicken lips and lizard hips and alligator eyes," the children sang. "Monkey legs and buzzard eggs and salamander thighs."
2 Mike took a deep breath. He did not feel so good. He hoped they were not singing about dinner!
3 It was Dulcimer Week in North Carolina.
4 Many people had come to Swannanoa to learn about dulcimers. They would learn about many other mountain customs, too.
5 Mike's mother and father could play dulcimers. They had made their own dulcimers last year.
6 The children sang, "Rabbit ears and camel rears and tasty toenail pies. You stir them all together, and it's called Dessert Surprise!"
7 "Yuck," Mike thought. "Yuck, yuck, yuck!"
8 He was glad the song was over.
9 The next morning Mike walked to the meal tent. He sat down with his mother and father.
10 He looked at his plate. "That looks like a buzzard egg," he said.
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