The Tale of Peter Rabbit eBook

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And got caught by the large buttons on his jacket.

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It was a blue jacket with brass buttons, quite new.

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Peter gave himself up for lost and shed big tears;

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But his sobs were overheard by some friendly sparrows

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Who flew to him in great excitement and implored him to exert himself.

Mr. McGregor came up with a sieve which he intended to pop on the top of Peter, but Peter wriggled out just in time.

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Leaving his jacket behind him.

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He rushed into the tool-shed and—­

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Jumped into a can.

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It would have been a beautiful thing to hide in, if it had not had so much water in it.  Mr. McGregor was quite sure that Peter was somewhere in the tool-shed, perhaps hidden underneath a flower-pot.

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He began to turn them over carefully, looking under each.

Presently Peter sneezed “Kertyschoo!”

Mr. McGregor was after him in no time, and tried to put his foot upon
Peter, who

Jumped out of a window, upsetting three plants.

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Peter sat down to rest; he was out of breath and trembling with fright, and he had not the least idea which way to go.

Also he was very damp with sitting in that can.

After a time he began to wander about, going lippity—­ lippity—­ not very fast and looking all around.

He found a door in a wall; but it was locked and there was no room for a fat little rabbit to squeeze underneath.

An old mouse was running in and out over the stone doorstep, carrying peas and beans to her family in the wood.  Peter asked her the way to the gate but she had such a large pea in her mouth she could not answer.  She only shook her head at him.

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Peter began to cry.

Then he tried to find his way straight across the garden, but he became more and more puzzled.  Presently he came to a pond where Mr. McGregor filled his water-cans.  A white cat was staring at some gold-fish; she sat very, very still, but now and then the tip of her tail twitched as if it were alive.  Peter thought it best to go away without speaking to her.

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He had heard about cats from his cousin, little Benjamin Bunny.

He went back towards the tool-shed, but suddenly, quite close to him, he heard the noise of a hoe—­scr-r-ritch, scratch, scratch, scritch.

Peter scuttered underneath the bushes, but presently as nothing happened, he came out and

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Climbed upon a wheelbarrow, and peeped over.

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