Save! Save! Oh horror, oh horror!
I donít surface any more, if I dive, -
I shall swim a little, I shall make a big effort,
But threngths will leave me - and I shall drown.
You could secretly answer me:
Am I a fishy mouse or a mousy fish? ..
I lay quietly in the comfortable hole.
Read, dreamed and ate puree.
And suddenly - the sea nearby,
Only as if a cat had cried, -
I have been in it soaked like a mouse,
And chilled to the marrow like a dog...
Save! Save! I want as before,
Into the hole - on the divan of dried reed! ..
Here swim girls in outer clothing,
Who donít love mice at all.
And so I shiver from the ankle bones to the palms,
And they tell me about terriers and cats!
And suddenly a catlot will fall upon me,
Will decide falsely, that I am a mouselot! ..
There it was! I chattered with the teeth
Of cold and fear, -
I am here soaked like a mouse,
Chilled to the marrow like a dog.