Bobby Bumble’s Afraid to Fly

Author: Ethan Crownberry


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Little Bobby Bumble was a little Bumble tot,
and Bumble bees can fly,
but Bobby Bumble just could not.




He lived quite high above the ground, as far as one could see,
in a hive that hung from the highest branch of an olden sycamore tree, in a hive so very high and safe, as high as a hive could be,
with his brothers, and his sisters, and his mother, Queen Marie.




Bobby had so many brothers that he could not name them all,
but his favorite three, as young as he, were Johnny, George, and Paul. They always played together—always four and never more;
the rest were just too old for games and really quite a bore.





And so we start his story on a beautiful, bright spring day,
when Bobby, Johnny, George, and Paul had gone outside to play.
They had spent so many days inside, but now the rain was done;
it was time to leave the hive to have a bit of Bumble fun.


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