The Story of Miss Moppet

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THE STORY OF
MISS MOPPET


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BY
BEATRIX POTTER
THE AUTHORIZED EDITION

F. WARNE & C

 

 

THE STORY OF
MISS MOPPET

 

 
 
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THE STORY OF

MISS MOPPET

BY
BEATRIX POTTER

Author of
"The Tale of Peter Rabbit," etc.

 
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NEW YORK
FREDERICK WARNE & CO., INC
AND LONDON

(All rights reserved)

 

 

Copyright in all countries
signatory to the Berne Convention
Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.
London, England.

 

PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. BY
PRINCETON POLYCHROME PRESS

 

ORD EDN ISBN 0 7232 0612 0

 

 

THE STORY OF
MISS MOPPET

 

 
 
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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.

 
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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!

 
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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.

 
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THE Mouse thinks she is looking very ill. He comes sliding down the bell-pull.

 
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MISS MOPPET looks worse and worse. The Mouse comes a little nearer.

 
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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!

 
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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.
 
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BUT she forgot about that hole in the duster; and when she untied it—there was no Mouse!

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

 

 

The Original
Peter Rabbit
Books

By BEATRIX POTTER


A LIST OF THE TITLES

 
 

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Published by FREDERICK WARNE & CO., INC.

 

 


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1943, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.