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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 ccx074@coventry.ac.uk from the 1897 T. Nelson and Sons edition. Proofing was by Rab Hughes, Carrie A. Fellman and Susan A. Wheeler.

QUEER LITTLE FOLKS

Contents:

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

HEN THAT HATCHED DUCKS

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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