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Oh, the Baker will give me some,” said the Mouse.

So she frisked, and jumped, and then she ran
Till she came to the Baker, and thus began :-

“ Please, Mr. Baker, give me some bread; I want to give the Farmer bread. The Farmer will give me some hay, I will give the Cow hay ; the Cow will give me some milk, I will give Pussy milk, and Pussy will give me my own tail again.”

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“ So I will, Mousey, if you get me some meat for my breakfast,” said the Baker.

“Oh, the Butcher will give me some,” said the Mouse.

So she frisked, and jumped, and then she ran
Till she came to the Butcher, and thus began :-

“ Please, Mr. Butcher, give me some meat ; I want to give the Baker meat. The Baker will give me some bread, I will give the Farmer bread; the Farmer will give me some hay, I will give the Cow hay; the Cow will give me some milk, I will give Pussy milk, and Pussy will give me my own tail again.” “So I will, Mousey, if you

will eat

up

the crumbs that have fallen at my breakfast,” said the Butcher.

“Oh, that I will,” said the Mouse ; and she soon cleared the floor of every crumb.

Then the Butcher gave the Mouse some meat, and the Mouse gave the Baker the meat, and the Baker gave the Mouse some bread, and the Mouse gave the Farmer the bread, and the Farmer gave the Mouse some hay, and the Mouse gave the Cow the hay, and the

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Cow gave

the Mouse some milk, and the Mouse gave Pussy milk, and then Pussy gave poor little Mousey her own tail again.

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And she frisked, and jumped, and away

she

ran, And cried out to Pussy, “Catch me if you can!"

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