Peter Rabbit and his Ma/Chapter 1
It all came
about because Mrs.
Rufus Rabbit had suddenly become very
strict about the comings and goings of
PETER Rabbit and Molly Cottontail and Flopsy and Mopsy. (Mrs.Rufus Rabbit was Peter Rabbit's Ma.)
They must get up and go to bed at just such an hour, and ask permission every time they went out of the house.
Peter Rabbit was rather fond of having his
own way and he promptly made up his mind that while such rules were all very well for Molly Cottontail, who never had a mind of her own anyway, and for Flopsy and Mopsy,who were far too young to do anything but to mind somebody else.
as far as HE was
intended to go
to bed when he
liked and get up