Three little kittens

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Title:
Three little kittens
Series Title:
Father Tuck's Little pets series
Physical Description:
12 p. : ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Floyd, Grace C
Raphael Tuck & Sons ( Publisher )
Publisher:
Raphael Tuck & Sons
Place of Publication:
London ;
New York
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Cats -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1880
Genre:
novel   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
England -- London
France -- Paris
United States -- New York -- New York

Notes

General Note:
Cover title.
General Note:
Imprint also notes publisher's location in Paris.
Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 001754715
oclc - 26625294
notis - AJG7712
System ID:
UF00025011:00001

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- -The Three LiItle Kittens.Once upon a time there were three little Kittens, wholoved to play and frisk about, and run after their own tailsand each other's, and anything else that came in their way.One day their mother said, "Now children, I'm going to be verybusy, so you can go out to play by yourselves, but besure you are very good, and don'tspoil your neckties nor loseyour mittens." Then Mrs.Tab-by washed their faces, tied_ __their neckties afresh, put onStheirmittens, and sent them off.The Baldwin Librarym iver ty


W 1r 72 7~5 She watched them with pride tillCEL EB9A TEA1(/S PIS they were out of sight, then shebustled back into the kitchen anidset to work to makeFLOUR a pie for dinner."I'll give the child-ren a treat," shei I thought, "they deserveit for they are the best children in theworld and quite theprettiest, and --".--*how, smartthey look in their /ties and mittens!"Meanwhile theKittens were having fine games,und they rolled each other over until itheywere quite out ofbreath and satdown on ,a wall> to rest TheyL were very warmStoo, so


"W~here are your mittens you naughty Ki//ens f" 'S-iii.


,. "The three little Kittens theytook off their mittens,""AV When they had done their play,_ But a Jackdaw so sly thosesix mittens did spy,And stole them all away."The Kittens did not notice the Jackdaw, and presentlythey jumped down off the wall and ran home, quite forgettingall about their mittens. They peeped in at the kitchen door,and there they saw, O joy! their mother making a pie, a.mouse pie too, which they loved more than anything. Thenthey scampered off again for they knew mother did not liketo be disturbed when she was busy, so they had moregames until they were called in to dinner. 0, how quicklythey clambered up on to their little stools, and took uptheir knives and forks ready to begin,the pie was baked such a lovely brownand it smelt so good! "Good children",said Mrs. Tabby, "now put your tiesstraight and smooth your mittens, fbut where are your mittens?" Then theKittens looked down at their paws andsaw that their mittens were gone, for


"The three little Kittens had lost their mittens,So they began to cry'0, Mammy dear, we greatly fearThat we have lost our mittens!' -'Losf your mittens, you naughty Kittens,Then you shall have no pie'"said their mother in an angry voice; "Miaou, Miaou, Miaou",r cried all the poor little Kits, for theyLO T were very hungry, "Miaou, Miaou,S Miaou", but Mrs. Tabby wasS/ very angry indeed, and sheaTg, said.THE FINDER'HA D504 E4R "No, you shallW haTHhave no pie", andshe carried it allSTE/ 4lovely, brown andSsteaming, away.The three littleKittens cried bitterly for some time but at last said, "Well, it'sno use crying, we must try to find our mittens.'" So theywrote in very large letters, on big sheets of paper, that threepairs of mittens were lost, and that any person who foundthe same, should have a fine, fat mouse as a reward.


ATet_otS50IThe three little Kittens find their mittens.r" '.


Then they pasted these bills up all over the place, and ranhome to hunt for their mittens again. They searched forthem everywhere; they peeped in the saucepan, though, asthat had been on a high shelf all day with the lid on, theycould hardly have got into there, and then they felt in thepockets of their little trousers, though they could hardly havebeen there either as they only wore them on Sundays,and this was Thursday, afterwards they looked on thewall where they had beensitting and where they onlynow remembered that theyhad hung them, but no,they had gone and werenowhere to be found. But,at last, in the market, in


. the old Jackdaw's nest,/ they found them put out,/ for sale, and Mr.Jackdaw^ close by as bold as brass,Swaiting for customers. Oh,Show angry they were!They took old Jack, andS they beat him and pulled"N. out his feathers, andthough he tried hard to peck, he was only one against three,so it was no use and at last he gave in and the Kittens tooktheir mittens and ran home with them in high glee to theirmother calling out"0, Mammy dear, see here, see here,For we have found our mittens!"Mrs. Tabby was highly delighted too, and, saidpurring proudly and rubbing her paws,"Put on your mittens,,, I 4you good littleKittens and you shallhave some pie, ( A AYes, you shall have t '/ ---some pie!"


The three little Kittens they washed their mittens.


So"The three little Kittens, they put on their mittensAnd soon eat up the pie!"although it was a very big one, but then they were sohungry and it tasted so good. -They felt very happy and com-fortable afterwards until they happened to glance at their mittensand then they saw that" they -had dropped some gravy on them."0, Mammy dear, we greatly fearThat we- have soiled our mittens",whimpered they, for they : .-, 'were honest little Kitties Mand always told mother -directly they had done " -something naughty, anddid not try to hide it. _.. !"


i4,-- t J --- -- -l"Soiled your mittens, you naughty Kittens!',said Mrs Tabby, and she went and fetched her birch rod, togive them a whipping, so they all three ran off as fast as theycould. But they were very sorry that they had made motherangry, so they put their little heads together, and began to thinkwhat they could do to please her. "I know," said the eldest,"Let's wash our mittens." So they crept back to the house, veryquietly, so that their(i (-a ,* mother should not hear,and they light. ",rVI04 ed the copperSfire, and',, then they"/ 6 got a tubII and some- .hot water,


SAz~iI~ ~ l i ...'PA4'7 hear a mouse close by.To catch him let us try".riiiIiiii ~iilii~i~i IIi~i'7 hea a mose clse byTo cac zl! str"


and soap and blue, and they"- / took off their mittens andput them in the tub, andS'then they rubbed and rubbed,"and scrubbed and scrubbed,i- and boiled and rinsed themS- ."until they were quite- '- .... clean. Mrs. Tabby saw,she did not say any-thing, but she thought to herself, :"Im sure in all the worldthere never were such children, they are just as clever as theyare pretty." When"The three little Kittens had washed their mittensThey hung them out to dry,"The Jackdaw was perched on a bough close by. He looked sucha poor miserable old thing not at all lile the sleek Mr. Jackdawhe was when he stole thethree little Kittens' mittens.He said to himself -'I couldvery easily steal those mittensagain if I wanted to, but no,never again will I do such ,a thing, for I'd much rather


have my own feathers than other people's mittens." So the littlekittens left their mittens hanging on the line to dry, and then_ran indoors and said to their mother"0 Mammy dear, see here, see here,For we have washed our mittens."Mrs. Tabby gave them each a kiss saying"Washed your mittens, you good little Kittens, -But hark! I hear a mouse close by,To catch him let us try."So they all scampered after the mouse, and they caught him,and a fine fat mouse he was too, and though they had eatensuch- a big dinner they all enjoyed him very much indeed.Grace C. Floyd.l j NEVER A^IN" .k. .-,"^ ^ n M ,*s?*..2 -)


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-The Three LiItle Kittens. Once upon a time there were three little Kittens, who loved to play and frisk about, and run after their own tails and each other's, and anything else that came in their way. One day their mother said, "Now children, I'm going to be very busy, so you can go out to play by yourselves, but be sure you are very good, and don't spoil your neckties nor lose your mittens." Then Mrs.Tabby washed their faces, tied __their neckties afresh, put on Stheirmittens, and sent them off. The Baldwin Library m iver ty



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SAz~iI~ ~ l i ... 'PA4 '7 hear a mouse close by. To catch him let us try". riiiI iiii ~iilii ~i~i IIi~i '7 hea a mose clse by To cac¢ ¢zl! str"



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.the old Jackdaw's nest, / they found them put out ,/ for sale, and Mr.Jackdaw ^ close by as bold as brass, Swaiting for customers. Oh, Show angry they were! They took old Jack, and S they beat him and pulled "N. out his feathers, and though he tried hard to peck, he was only one against three, so it was no use and at last he gave in and the Kittens took their mittens and ran home with them in high glee to their mother calling out "0, Mammy dear, see here, see here, For we have found our mittens!" Mrs. Tabby was highly delighted too, and, said purring proudly and rubbing her paws, "Put on your mittens,,, I 4 you good little Kittens and you shall have some pie, ( A A Yes, you shall have t '/ --some pie!"



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have my own feathers than other people's mittens." So the little kittens left their mittens hanging on the line to dry, and then _ran indoors and said to their mother "0 Mammy dear, see here, see here, For we have washed our mittens." Mrs. Tabby gave them each a kiss saying "Washed your mittens, you good little Kittens, But hark! -I hear a mouse close by, To catch him let us try." So they all scampered after the mouse, and they caught him, and a fine fat mouse he was too, and though they had eaten sucha big dinner they all enjoyed him very much indeed. Grace C. Floyd. l j NEVER A^IN .k. .. -,"^ ^ n M *s?*..2 -)



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Then they pasted these bills up all over the place, and ran home to hunt for their mittens again. They searched for them everywhere; they peeped in the saucepan, though, as that had been on a high shelf all day with the lid on, they could hardly have got into there, and then they felt in the pockets of their little trousers, though they could hardly have been there either as they only wore them on Sundays, and this was Thursday, afterwards they looked on the wall where they had been sitting and where they only now remembered that they had hung them, but no, they had gone and were nowhere to be found. But, at last, in the market, in



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The three little Kittens they washed their mittens.



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So "The three little Kittens, they put on their mittens And soon eat up the pie!" although it was a very big one, but then they were so hungry and it tasted so good. -They felt very happy and comfortable afterwards until they happened to glance at their mittens and then they saw that" they -had dropped some gravy on them. "0, Mammy dear, we greatly fear That wehave soiled our mittens", whimpered they, for they : .-, were honest little Kitties M and always told mother directly they had done something naughty, and did not try to hide it. _. .!" *



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W 1r 72 7~5 She watched them with pride till CEL EB9A TE A1(/S PIS they were out of sight, then she bustled back into the kitchen anid set to work to make FLOUR a pie for dinner. "I'll give the children a treat," she i I thought, "they deserve it for they are the best children in the world and quite the prettiest, and --".--* how, smart they look in their / ties and mittens!" Meanwhile the Kittens were hav ing fine games, und they rolled each other over until ithey were quite out of breath and sat down on ,a wall > to rest They L were very warm Stoo, so



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,. "The three little Kittens they took off their mittens, ""AV When they had done their play, But a Jackdaw so sly those six mittens did spy, And stole them all away." The Kittens did not notice the Jackdaw, and presently they jumped down off the wall and ran home, quite forgetting all about their mittens. They peeped in at the kitchen door, and there they saw, O joy! their mother making a pie, a. mouse pie too, which they loved more than anything. Then they scampered off again for they knew mother did not like to be disturbed when she was busy, so they had more games until they were called in to dinner. 0, how quickly they clambered up on to their little stools, and took up their knives and forks ready to begin, the pie was baked such a lovely brown and it smelt so good! "Good children", said Mrs. Tabby, "now put your ties straight and smooth your mittens, -f but where are your mittens?" Then the Kittens looked down at their paws and saw that their mittens were gone, for



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i4, •-t J ------l "Soiled your mittens, you naughty Kittens!', said Mrs Tabby, and she went and fetched her birch rod, to give them a whipping, so they all three ran off as fast as they could. But they were very sorry that they had made mother angry, so they put their little heads together, and began to think what they could do to please her. "I know," said the eldest, "Let's wash our mittens." So they crept back to the house, very quietly, so that their (i (-a ,* mother should not hear, and they light .",rVI04 ed the copper Sfire, and ',, then they "/ 6 got a tub II and some -, .hot water,



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"The three little Kittens had lost their mittens, So they began to cry '0, Mammy dear, we greatly fear That we have lost our mittens!' 'Losf your mittens, you naughty Kittens, Then you shall have no pie'" said their mother in an angry voice; "Miaou, Miaou, Miaou", r cried all the poor little Kits, for they LO T were very hungry, "Miaou, Miaou, SMiaou", but Mrs. Tabby was S/ very angry indeed, and she aTg, said. THE FINDER' HA D504 E4R "No, you shall W haTH have no pie", and she carried it all STE/ 4lovely, brown and Ssteaming, away. The three little Kittens cried bitterly for some time but at last said, "Well, it's no use crying, we must try to find our mittens.'" So they wrote in very large letters, on big sheets of paper, that three pairs of mittens were lost, and that any person who found the same, should have a fine, fat mouse as a reward.



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and soap and blue, and they "/ took off their mittens and put them in the tub, and S'then they rubbed and rubbed, "and scrubbed and scrubbed, iand boiled and rinsed them S."until they were quite -'.... clean. Mrs. Tabby saw, she did not say anything, but she thought to herself, :"Im sure in all the world there never were such children, they are just as clever as they are pretty." When "The three little Kittens had washed their mittens They hung them out to dry," The Jackdaw was perched on a bough close by. He looked such a poor miserable old thing not at all lile the sleek Mr. Jackdaw he was when he stole the three little Kittens' mittens. He said to himself -'I could very easily steal those mittens again if I wanted to, but no, never again will I do such a thing, for I'd much rather



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"W~here are your mittens you naughty Ki//ens f" S-iii.