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THE MYSTERY OF THE FOUR LEAF CLOVER

I've never found a four-leaf clover
though I've searched the four corners of
     the earth.
I've been a wild rover for that coy clover,
from the Cape of Good Hope to the
     Peruvian Coast.

I've never found a four-leaf clover
when I've put on my patched plus fours,
when I've driven a four-wheel drive all over,
from Tokyo to Frisco, North to South
     Pole.

I've never found a four-leaf clover
when I've peered under a four-poster bed,
tired my four eyes from Wick to Dover.
Find the clover, your troubles will be over.

I've never found a four-leaf clover.
I've uttered many a four letter word.
I've been drunk and I've been sober.
I've played dumb, been far too clever.

I've never found a four-leaf clover.
I've hunted by lucky lovers on the grassy
     banks.
I've been open and I've been undercover.
I've walked the four miles there and back.

I've never found a four-leaf clover.
Over the years, I've begun to despair.
And in my darkest hours I've wondered,
Am I a drip, a dope, a dumb cluck, a
     duffer?

Maybe there's no such thing as a four-leaf
     clover.
No fame, no wealth, no faithful lover, no
     glowing health,
No one to say, 'He's in clover.'
Just an old sap, staring into the silent
     future.

Jackie Kay

I've a fact about FOUR and I'm telling it
The number of letters when spelling it
Is the same as the figure
No lesser, no bigger
This makes FOUR unique, it's worth yelling it

A Stanton

The SunThe Sun is 4% carbon.

The remotest parts of the world are known as the 4 corners of the earth.

There are 4 oceans - the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic.

There are 4 kilograms of gold in every cubic kilometre of sea water.

Public HouseThe cheapest pubs and inns are known as 4 -ale bars. Cheap ale was originally sold at 4 pence a quart.

There are 4 gills in a pint.

The word ' four ' is the only number word in the English language where its value is equal to its number of letters.

A quadrilateral is a shape with 4 sides.

CompassThere are 4 main point on a compass - North, South, East and West.

4 is a square number: 2 x 2 = 4