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Queer Little Folks

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A wonderful children's classic - a collection of moral stories told by animals in the woods. The wittily written stories explore various issues in a fun way.

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This etext was scanned by David Price, email from the 1897 T. Nelson and Sons edition. Proofing was by Rab Hughes, Carrie A. Fellman and Susan A. Wheeler.



Hen that Hatched Ducks The Nutcrackers of Nutcracker Lodge The History of Tip Top Miss Katy Did and Miss Cricket Mother Magpie's Mischief The Squirrels that live in a House Hum, the Son of Buz Our Country Neighbours The Diverting History of Little Whiskey


Once there was a nice young hen that we will call Mrs. Feathertop. She was a hen of most excellent family, being a direct descendant of the Bolton Grays, and as pretty a young fowl as you could wish to see of a summer's day. She was, moreover, as fortunately situated in life as it was possible for a hen to be. She was bought by young Master Fred Little John, with four or five family connections of hers, and a lively young cock, who was held to be as brisk a scratcher and as capable a head of a family as any half dozen sensible hens could desire.

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