Three kind mice
See how they run.
They all ran after the farmer's wife.
She cut them some cheese with a carving knife.
Did ever you see such a thing in your life
As three kind mice?
The lucky little mice are brain children of Geoffrey Hall, a bustling Manchester textile manufacturer who decided a year ago that what the world needed was a bowdlerized version of Mother Goose. Last week 10,000 copies of New Nursery Rhymes for Old were selling in England like Christmas pies, at sixpence (7¢) a copy.
Manufacturer Hall got his idea a...