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Piggie ran till they came to the foot
of a hill, Where a little bridge stood o'er the
stream of a mill. Piggie grunted and squeaked, but no
farther would go: Oh, fie! Piggie, fie! to serve little
To put the pig in, and took him on
her back. Piggie squeaked to get out, but the little dame said,
“ If you won't go by fair means, why
you must be made." At last to the end of her journey she
came, And was mightily glad when she got
the pig hame. She carried him straight to his nice
And gave him some hay and clean
straw nice and dry. With a handful of peas then Piggie
she fed, And put on her nightcap and got into
bed. Having first said her prayers, she
extinguished the light, And being quite tired, we 'll wish her
THE STORY OF CHICKEN-LITTLE
CHICKEN-LITTLE went into the garden one day, — where she had no right to be, and a cabbage leaf fell upon her tail.
With all her might she ran, not once stopping to look behind, and soon she met Hen-Pen.
Hen-Pen, Hen-Pen !”she cried, “the sky is falling! I saw it; I heard it; and part of it fell upon my tail.”
Then they both ran until they met Cock-Lock.
“O Cock-Lock,” said Hen-Pen, “we must run, for the sky is falling!”
Why, who told you so ?” said CockLock.
Chicken-Little told me,” said HenPen.
And how did Chicken-Little know?” “She saw it, and she heard it, and part of it fell upon
her And now all three ran as if for their lives.
“ Where are you going in such haste?” asked Duck-Luck, whom they met in the way.
“ Run with us, Duck-Luck, for the sky is falling !” said Cock-Lock.
How do you know?” asked DuckLuck in fright.
“Why, Hen-Pen told me.'
“She had it from Chicken-Little, who saw it, and heard it, and part of it fell
upon her tail.”
And now they all ran, — you never saw such a sight, — and by chance they met Goose-Loose.
“ Goose-Loose," said Duck-Luck, “ have you heard that the sky is falling?
“No, no,” said Goose-Loose. “ How did you
know?" "Cock-Lock told me; he had it from Hen-Pen; Chicken-Little told her; she saw it, and heard it, and part of it fell upon her poor
tail.” And so there were five to run, — Goose-Loose, Duck-Luck, Cock-Lock, Hen-Pen, and poor Chicken-Little.