The White Window

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The White Window :

The Moon comes every night to peep

Through the window where I lie:

But I pretend to be asleep;

And watch the Moon go slowly by,

-And she never makes a sound!

She stands and stares! And then she goes

To the house that's next to me,

Stealing by on tippy-toes;

To peep at folk asleep maybe

-And she never makes a sound!

By James Stephens

Words to Know :

Folk : people

Pretend : act as if, make up

Stealing : moving quietly, creeping

Tippy-toes : walking (quietly) on the tips of one's toes, tip-toes

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