One ragged scarecrow alone in a field
Waves to the train which is gathering speed.
Two long-billed storks perched on a rooftop
Stand on one leg and bask in the sun.
Three whitewashed windmills turn in the wind,
Pumping the water or grinding the corn.
Four painted barges in nose-to-tail line
Follow their leader along the canal.
Five white ponies in a buttercup field
Scamper away at the sight of the train.
Six mottled cows at the red stable door
Wait to be milked at the end of the day.
Seven bells chiming high in the steeple,
Telling the time to the people below.
Eight wooden clogs on eight pretty feet
Dance on the cobbles beside the canal.
Nine fishing boats tied up at the quay
And fishermen drying their nets in the sun.
Ten children of Holland cycling to school
Wait by the bridge for the train to go by.