The knot was tight around my foot—

I could not get it loose!

It couldn’t be much worse, I thought,

Unless it were a noose.

I struggled vainly, searching for

A way to pull it free.

But like a giant octopus,

That knot was holding me.

“Please, someone, help!” I shouted out

And hoped someone would hear.

“I’ll never get this knot undone!”

But no one else was near.

At last I felt it give a bit—

I laughed until I cried!

It was a lot of trouble.

But I got my shoe untied!

Illustrated by Pat Hoggan