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THE STORY OF

MISS MOPPET

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Miss Moppet and Mouse

THE STORY OF

MISS MOPPET

BY

BEATRIX POTTER

Author of
The Tale of Peter Rabbit," etc




Mouse



FREDERICK WARNE

First published 1906



Copyright 1906 by Frederick Warne & Co.


Printed and bound in Great Britain by
William Clowes Limited, Beccles and London


THE STORY OF MISS MOPPET

Miss Moppet

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.

Mouse
Miss MoppetThis is Miss Moppet jumping just too late.

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!

She thinks it is a very hard cupboard!
The Mouse watches Miss Moppet from the top of the 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.

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.

Mouse comes sliding down the bell-pull.
The Mouse comes a little nearer.

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.

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!

Miss Moppet thinks she will tease the Mouse.
She ties him up in the duster...

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.

...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!

But she forgot about that hole in the duster.
He has wriggled out and run away; and he is dancing a jig on the top of the cupboard!

He has wriggled out and run away; and he is dancing a jig on the top of the cupboard!


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