A nursery rhyme that begins with the tongue-twisting line “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.”
The platters were of peter piper's metal, and the cups were earthenware.
peter piper pecked a peck of pick of peck of pickled pepper.
And peter piper was in dreamland; it was all too good to be true.
In all his life poor peter piper had never been so happy as that day made him.
Then she flew to the log where peter piper had been teetering up and down, and what she said to him I do not know.
"peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers," he announced, glibly.
And where was peter piper, who had been abroad the day long, paying little attention to his family?
"If peter piper picked a peck of pickled pepper, where's the peck," &c.?'
It is not exactly the way such things are done at Court, but peter piper thought it would do— and at any rate it was great fun.
Yet peter piper, who had in him the makings of a real scout, was not happy.