Notes on the text
These notes, edited by John McGivering, are partly new, and partly based on the ORG. The ORG Notes by Rear Admiral P.W. Brock, C.B., D.S.O. (1902-1988) are printed in black below, with additional material (in dark blue) by the present Editor. The page and line numbers below refer to the Macmillan (London) Standard Edition of Land and Sea Tales for Scouts and Guides, as published and frequently reprinted between 1923 and 1950.
When the enterprising burglar’s not a-burgling –
When the cut-throat isn’t occupied with crime –
(–pied with crime–)
He loves to hear the little brook a-gurgling…