I know a curious little boy Who is always asking why? Why this why that why then why now, Why not why-by-and-by? He wants to know why coal should burn, And not a bit of stone; How seeds get in the apple core, And marrow in the bone. He wants to know why ice should melt; Why spiders eat the flies; Why bees should sting and why the yeast Should make the dough to rise. Some of his whys are not too hard To answer if you will try; But others-no one ever yet Has found the reason why?