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Once on a time a Cat and a Mouse were playing together in the kitchen of the farm-house at Spring

Vale, when, quite by accident, the Cat bit off the Mouse's tail.

It was very strange that the Cat did not bite off the Mouse's head; but this Mouse was a good Mouse, and never stole any cheese, and so the Cat only bit off her tail. Mousey was very much vexed to see that her tail was gone, so she said to Pussy,—

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“Oh, dear Pussy! do give me my tail again.”

“ No, that I will not,” said Pussy, me some milk for my breakfast.”

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

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

“Please, Cow, give me some milk; I want to 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 hay for

for my breakfast,” said the Cow.

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

So she frisked, and jumped, and then she ran
Till she came to the Farmer, and thus began

Please, Mr. Farmer, give me some hay ; I want to 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 bread for my breakfast,” said the Farmer.

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