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  • Then Tabitha Twitchit came down the garden and found her kittens on the wall with no clothes on. She pulled them off the wall, smacked them, and took them back to the house.

    "My friends will arrive in a minute, and you are not fit to be seen; I am affronted," said Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit.

    She sent them upstairs; and I am sorry to say she told her friends that they were in bed with the measles; which was not true.

    (The Tale of Tom Kitten, by Beatrix Potter)

    October 1, 2008

  • Lovely.

    October 1, 2008

  • Ha ha - I read this to my daughter (three or four times) just the other day. So far it's the only one of the Beatrix Potter tales that I haven't completely loathed.

    October 2, 2008

  • Really, yarb?

    I'm fond of the Tailor of Gloucester and ... what was that other one I liked... Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle?

    Ah, who'm I trying to kid. I don't remember, it was 100 years ago my spawn was that age. *feels sad and old*

    October 2, 2008

  • Squirrel Nutkin is a hoot! What a scamp!

    October 2, 2008

  • Not to worry, c_b. You're not really old (though you may still be sad). Not while you can still toss fancy words around on Wordie, you Wordslinger you. :-)

    October 2, 2008

  • And The Tale of Jeremy Fisher, with the mackintosh that doesn't taste so good…

    October 2, 2008

  • My mother still calls me Appley Dappley sometimes *blushes*

    October 2, 2008