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the tale of mrs moppet.
by beatrix potter.
Start of Story
Age Rating 4 to 6.
THIS is a Pussy called Miss Moppet, she thinks she has heard a mouse!
THIS is the Mouse peeping out behind the cupboard, and making fun of
Miss Moppet. He is not afraid of a kitten.
THIS is Miss Moppet jumping just too late; she misses the Mouse and hits
her own head.
SHE thinks it is a very hard cupboard!
THE Mouse watches Miss Moppet from the top of the cupboard.
MISS MOPPET ties up her head in a duster, and sits before the fire.
THE Mouse thinks she is looking very ill. He comes sliding down the
MISS MOPPET looks worse and worse. The Mouse comes a little nearer.
MISS MOPPET holds her poor head in her paws, and looks at him through a
hole in the duster. The Mouse comes VERY close.
AND then all of a sudden--Miss Moppet jumps upon the Mouse!
AND because the Mouse has teased Miss Moppet--Miss Moppet thinks she
will tease the Mouse; which is not at all nice of Miss Moppet.
SHE ties him up in the duster, and tosses it about like a ball.
BUT she forgot about that hole in the duster; and when she untied
it--there was no Mouse!
HE has wriggled out and run away; and he is dancing a jig on the top of