The world is so full of a number of things. I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. --"Happy Thought"
Robert Louis Stevenson established his reputation with novels such as Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , but his poems-especially A Child's Garden of Verses-achieved popularity too. Here gathered are works both early and late (including many published posthumously), including excerpts from Underwoods, Ballads, Songs of Travel , and, of course, A Child's Garden .