The lie kids tell when they see floating green pants

I said them. But I lied them.
 A Seussian character encounters a strange pair of floating green pants. From the story What was I scared of? in The Sneecthes and other stories.



I was walking in the night
And I saw nothing scary.
For I have never been afraid
Of anything. Not very.

Then I was deep within the woods
When, suddenly, I spied them.
I saw a pair of pale green pants
With nobody inside them!

Our narrator encounters the pants again and again...

I said, "I do not fear those pants
With nobody inside them."
I said, and said, and said those words.
I said them. But I lied them.

Until finally he discovers the pants are as frightened as he is, so they make peace.

And now, we meet quite often,
Those empty pants and I,
And we never shake or tremble,
We both smile and we say..."Hi!"

The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss>>

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