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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 3 pages of information about The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

THE TALE

OF

PETER RABBIT

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BEATRIX POTTER

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By

Virginia Hibert.

Akron, O.

THE SAALFIELD PUBLISHING CO

NEW YORK CHICAGO

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The SAALFIELD pub.  Co.

1916

THE TALE

OF

PETER RABBIT

Once upon a time there were four little rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter.

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They lived with their mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir tree.

“Now, my dears,” said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, “You may go into the fields or down the lane, but don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden.

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Your father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs.
McGregor.”

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Now run along and don’t get into mischief.  I am going out.”

Then old Mrs. Rabbit took a basket and her umbrella and went through the wood to the baker’s.

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She bought a loaf of brown bread and five currant buns.

Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail who were good little bunnies went down the lane together

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To gather blackberries.

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But Peter who was very naughty, ran straight away to Mr. McGregor’s garden and

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Squeezed under the gate!

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First he ate some lettuces and some French beans

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And then

He
Ate
Some
Radishes

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And then, feeling rather sick, he went to look for some parsley.

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But round the end of a cucumber frame, whom should he meet but Mr.
McGregor!

Mr. McGregor was on his hands and knees planting out young cabbages, but he jumped up and ran after Peter, waving a rake and calling out “Stop thief!”

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Peter was most dreadfully frightened; he rushed all over the garden, for he had forgotten the way back to the gate.

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He lost one shoe among the cabbages, and the other amongst the potatoes.

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After losing them, he ran on four legs and went faster

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So that I think he might have got away altogether if he had not unfortunately run into a gooseberry net

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