The Roly-poly Pudding

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Warne, 1908 - Animals - 70 pages
Tom Kitten happens upon the rats' quarters and is nearly made into a roly-poly pudding for their dinner.

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Page 40 - His coat was pulled off, and he was rolled up in a bundle, and tied with string in very hard knots. Anna Maria did the tying. The old rat watched her and took snuff. When she had finished, they both sat staring at him with their mouths open. "Anna Maria," said the old man rat (whose name was Samuel Whiskers), — "Anna Maria, make me a kitten dumpling roly-poly pudding for my dinner." "It requires dough and a pat of butter, and a rolling-pin," said Anna Maria, considering Tom Kitten with her head...
Page 23 - Now, this is what had been happening to Tom Kitten, and it shows how very unwise it is to go up a chimney in a very old house, where a person does not know his way, and where there are enormous rats.
Page 37 - All at once he fell head over heels in the dark, down a hole, and landed on a heap of very dirty rags. When Tom Kitten picked himself up and looked about him — he found himself in a place that he had never seen before, although he had lived all his life in the house.
Page 29 - He made up his mind to climb right to the top, and get out on the slates, and try to catch sparrows.
Page 60 - And when I was going to the post late in the afternoon — I looked up the lane from the corner, and I saw Mr. Samuel Whiskers and his wife on the run, with big bundles on a little wheel-barrow, which looked very like mine.

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