Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country: What the Children Saw and Heard There

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McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie, 1922 - Rabbits - 230 pages
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Page 42 - " ' I believe you,' said the Wind. " ' Then how can the Mountain stand against you?' " The Wind blew itself away, and then Mr. Rabbit asked the Mountain, 'Are you very strong ? ' " ' So it seems,' replied the Mountain. " ' How can the Mouse make a nest in you ? ' "The Mountain was mum. So Mr. Rabbit asked the Mouse, ' Are you very strong ? ' " ' I believe so,
Page 43 - " ' I certainly am,' replied the Dog. " ' Then why does the Stick scare you ? ' • " The Dog began to scratch the fleas off his neck, and Mr. Rabbit said to the Stick, ' Are you very strong ? ' " ' Everybody says so.' " ' Then how can the Fire burn you ? ' " The Stick was dumb, and Mr. Rabbit asked the Fire, ' Are you very strong ? ' " ' Anybody will tell you so,' the Fire answered. " ' How can the Water quench you ? ' " The Fire hid behind the smoke. Then Mr. Rabbit asked the Water, ' Are you...
Page 66 - He listened closely, and soon found that the housemaid who had driven him away from the Mayor's door was talking to her brother, who had just returned from a long journey. " ' The Mayor has gold,' said the brother. ' You must tell me where he keeps it. I have a companion in my travels, and to-night we shall come and take the treasure/ " For a long time the housemaid refused to tell where the Mayor kept his gold, but the brother threatened and coaxed, and finally she told him where the treasure lay....
Page 41 - You are very strong.' " ' I am so,' replied the Ice. " ' Well, if you are so strong, how can the Sun melt you ? ' " The Ice said nothing, and so Mr. •Rabbit asked the Sun, ' Are you very strong ? ' " ' So they tell me,' replied the Sun: " ' Then how can the Clouds hide you ?
Page 43 - How can the Water quench you ? ' " The Fire hid behind the smoke. Then Mr. Rabbit asked the Water, ' Are you very strong ? ' " ' Strong is no name for it,' said the Water. " ' How can the Ice cover you ? ' " The Water went running down the river, and after it had gone the Ice said to Mr. Rabbit, ' You see you had to come back to me at last.' " ' Yes,' replied Mr. Rabbit, ' and now I am going away. You are too much for me.
Page 63 - I might get one of those huckleberries in my throat while talking, and there 's no doctor close at hand to keep me from choking to death." So they ate their huckleberry-pie, and then Mr. Thimblefinger told the story. " Once upon a time a farmer had five sons. He was not rich and he was not poor. He had some land, and he had a little money. He divided his land equally among his four oldest sons, giving each just as much as he could till. To each, he also gave a piece of money. Then he called his youngest...
Page 41 - One time in the country where you came from and in the country where you now live, there chanced to be a big frost, and the mill-pond froze over. Mr. Rabbit ran along that way and found the ice bridge over the pond, and as he was in something of a hurry he skipped across it. I mean he skipped part of the way.
Page 148 - what are you doing here ? Where did you come from, and where are you going ? ' " The little girl awoke and stared at Granny Grim-Eye.
Page 43 - Strong is no name for it," said the Water. " How can the Ice cover you ?" The Water went running down to the river. After it had gone, the Ice said to Mr. Rabbit, "You see, you had to come back to me at last.

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