Except when you don't.
Because, sometimes, you won't.

"I'm sorry to say so but, sadly,
it's true that Bang-ups and Hang-
ups can happen to you."

You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly
perch.  And your gang will fly on.
You'll be left in a Lurch.

[ Next: Page 7 ]


You'll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump.  And the chances are, then, that you'll be in a Slump.
And when you're in a Slump, you're not in for much fun.  Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.

Written By: Dr. Seuss  |  Backpacker: Carole Sutherland of Scotland  |  Photo By: GEOhype, Alaska
Youth Hostel: The Surf City Hostel in Hermosa Beach, California