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Answer: A bed.

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We're not sure what the last line means – why wouldn't anyone wish to keep their bed? Does it mean they wouldn't wish to keep to their bed i.e. during the day, because they were sick? That's what I think it means. -Mama Lisa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897). Illustration can be found in "A Book of Nursery Rhymes" (1901) by Charles Welsh.

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