Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
10. The Lazy Housemaids (Perry
Two Maids killed the Rooster whose warning
Awoke them too soon every morning:
But small were their gaines,
For their Mistress took pains
To rouse them herself without warning.
LAZINESS IS ITS OWN PUNISHMENT
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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.