Haikus from John Dough and the Cherub by L. Frank Baum

From a book categorized as Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic and 320 pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:

Originally published in 1906, "John Dough and the Cherub" remains a whimsical fantasy tale for all ages, by the author of the classic "Oz" books.
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She gave a shrill scream,
threw up her hands, and tumbled
over unconscious.

answered the woman,
still staring as if she could
not believe her eyes.

He opened the door
so softly that the little
bell scarcely tinkled.

"Dear me, I hadn't
the least idea of it,"
John answered gravely.

"I'm sure I couldn't
agree with any one who
ate me," John declared.

"I told you so!" growled
the Fresh-Air Fiend, pulling out
the lance hastily.

"Come, come! Let us on,"
interrupted the little
man with the big head.

"Is it safe?" asked John,
who remembered how they had
bumped upon the roof.

inquired John Dough.
"Oh, yes; there are lots of us!"
exclaimed the rabbit.

"So it is," returned
the King, waking up again.
"The stranger must fight."

"Rubber!" exclaimed John.
[Illustration: "STOP THAT!" JOHN
SHOUTED] "Yes, rubber.

"Therefore we will let
the child visit the cities
and report to us.