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Bleda the Hun had a strange sense of humour:
A Moorish dwarf close by his side
Was Zerco the midget (according to rumour)
Who on a small pony would ride.

His brother Attila would join him in battle
But Bleda preferred his small friend.
He clothed him in armour which tended to rattle
Which annoyed Attila no end.

Attila killed Bleda while they were out hunting,
Perhaps with a spear or a knife.
On dwarf Zerco’s fate, if you’re thinking of punting –
My guess is he had a short life.

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