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THE WHITE RABBIT.

haste and fear, and very sad; and presently she met a big bull, and said to him: "Big bull, be my friend.

I'm the white rabbit
That went to the garden
And brought home a cabbage
To make me some soup;
When I got there I found
The huge jolly goat;
With a spring and a bound
He will cut me in three,
And eat me up in no time.

To this the great bull replied: "I won't go there, and I can't help you, for I am very much afraid of the huge jolly goat."

The rabbit went on further, and she met a powerful dog, and she cried in a piteous voice: "Dear dog, do help me.

I'm the white rabbit
That went to the garden
And brought home a cabbage
To make me some soup;
When there I reached,
I met the huge jolly goat,
That with a spring and a bound
Will cut me in three,
And eat me up in no time.

The dog replied very civilly: "Oh! I can't go there. I am so afraid!"

She then set off again until she saw a fine cock