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All About The Little Small Red Hen

DEDICATED TO THE NICEST CHILD IN THE WHOLE WORLD,

Printed in U. S. A.

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All About the Little Small Red Hen.

Illustrated by John B. Gruelle.

NEW YORK CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY.

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The All About Series

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CUPPLES & LEON COMPANY New York

Copyright, 1917, by Cupples & Leon Company

All About the Little Small Red Hen

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All About The Little Small Red Hen.

Once upon a time, Though I can't say exactly when, There lived, away in the country, A Little Small Red Hen.

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She wore a nice little apron, And a little sunbonnet too, And she walked picketty pecketty, As little Hens always do.

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She had lived the whole of her little life, In the same little house; it stood All by itself, in a lonely spot, Just at the edge of a wood.

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It was very snug and cosy and warm, And the garden wasn't big, But just what a Little Small Red Hen Could nicely manage to dig.

And once upon a time Just the same time, of course, There also lived a Wicked Old Fox Among the heath and gorse.

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Silently, slyly, he crept round the fields, Stealing geese and ducks and cocks, Dressed in a hat and long great coat, This wicked, cunning old Fox.

His house was perched on top of the hill, It was made of rock and stone; He and his wife, old Mother Fox, They lived there all alone.

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It was large and damp and draughty, Ugly and cold and bare; A tidy Little Small Red Hen Would never be happy there.

Now, the Wicked Old Fox had often tried Over and over again, To catch by some sly trick or other The Little Small Red Hen.

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But she was far too clever for him, She never let him find her, And whenever she left her little house She would lock the door behind her.

One morning, very early indeed, Before the sun was hot, The Wicked Old Fox said to Mother Fox, "Put on the big black pot.

"I'm going to have another try, I shall soon be back, and then I promise you'll see at last I've caught The Little Small Red Hen."

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So he put on his cap and shouldered a sack, And walked very sly and slow; And after a while he came in sight Of the snug little house below.

And he laid the sack very softly down On the ground behind a tree, And then lay down to wait and watch, As quiet as quiet could be.

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He was getting tired of waiting there, When the house door opened wide, And the Little Small Red Hen came forth To gather sticks outside;

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Walking picketty pecketty, Exceedingly neat and prim; And the Wicked Old Fox lay watching; She never once thought of him!

While she was picking up the sticks He slipped behind the door, And laughed "Ho! Ho!" to himself, very low, As he put the sack on the floor... Continue reading book >>




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