Private Peaceful - Nearly Quarter Past Eleven Summary & Analysis

Michael Morpurgo
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Nearly Quarter Past Eleven Summary

Big Joe loved mice. When the autumn came, the mice decided that it was better to be inside than out. Grandma Wolf was terrified of mice and would shriek and look silly whenever she saw one. Big Joe would put out food for the mice, and since he didn't realize why Grandma Wolf smacked him, he continued to feed them despite her punishment. Grandma Wolf would put out traps, but Charlie and Thomas tripped them all. She would put out poison, and they would sweep it up. Grandma Wolf even once tried to have a man from the village come and charm the mice away, which of course didn't work either. That whole autumn, only one mouse was caught. Big Joe mourned that single mouse terribly, so Molly, Charlie, and Thomas dug a grave for it and...

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