. . echo and re-echo with familiar quatrains, ballads and verse tales by poets from Jonathan Swift to Ogden Nash. These are to poetry what album song books are to the piano. As the title suggests, here are stories narrated in verse in a range which embraces The Deacon's (The One ), Abdullah hulbul Amir and Skipper Ireson's Rule. The old refrains are gathered together here for developing interest in simple poetry.