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The Story of Miss Moppet
by Beatrix Potter

 
     This is a Pussy called Miss Moppet, she thinks she has heard a mouse!
     This is the Mouse peeping out behind the cupboard, and making fun of Miss Moppet. He is not afraid of a kitten.
     This is Miss Moppet jumping just too late; she misses the Mouse and hits her own head.
     She thinks it is a very hard cupboard!
     The Mouse watches Miss Moppet from the top of the cupboard.
     Miss Moppet ties up her head in a duster, and sits before the fire.
     The Mouse thinks she is looking very ill. He comes sliding down the bell-pull.
     Miss Moppet looks worse and worse. The Mouse comes a little nearer.
     Miss Moppet holds her poor head in her paws, and looks at him through a hole in the duster. The Mouse comes very close.
     And then all of a sudden Miss Moppet jumps upon the Mouse!
     And because the Mouse has teased Miss Moppet Miss Moppet thinks she will tease the Mouse; which is not at all nice of Miss Moppet.
     She ties him up in the duster, and tosses it about like a ball.
     But she forgot about that hole in the duster; and when she untied it there was no Mouse!
     He has wriggled out and run away; and he is dancing a jig on the top of the cupboard! 

This text and illustrations are from Beatrix Potter's The Story of Miss Moppet
Frederick Warne ? Co., Inc. (1906).