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Group Title: Three little kittens.
Title: Denslow's Three little kittens
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Title: Denslow's Three little kittens
Uniform Title: Three little kittens
Physical Description: 12 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Denslow, W. W ( William Wallace ), 1856-1915
M.A. Donohue & Co ( Publisher )
Donor: Egolf, Robert ( donor )
Publisher: M.A. Donohue & Co.
Place of Publication: Chicago
Publication Date: c1904
Subject: Kittens -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Parent and child -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Nursery rhymes   ( lcsh )
Nursery rhymes -- 1904   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1904
Genre: Nursery rhymes   ( rbgenr )
fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
General Note: Cover title.
Funding: Dr. Robert L. Egolf Collection.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00085951
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 004216697
oclc - 241299900

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Copyright- 1904 by W.W.Denslow
Published in Augus- 1904


The Baldwin Library

long time ago, and many miles away from here, in

a snug little cottage at the foot of "Merry Moun-

tain," there lived a great gray cat, called Mrs.
Mouzer, with her happy family of three little kittens.

Mrs. Mouzer took good care of her little ones. She

baked them nice things, and made warm clothes for them to

wear in the wintertime.

The kittens were named Blackey, Whitey, and Spotty.

They were very lively, playful, full of mischief and apt

to get into trouble.

One crisp day in the Autumn, when they were playing

about the house and yard, they lost 'the pretty mittens that

their mother had so carefully knit for them.

The kittens were very much ashamed of themselves for

their carelessness, but, like the good children they were, they

went to their mother and told her all about it.


Three little kittens

Lost their mittens,

When they went out to play:

"Oh! Mamma dear,

We sadly fear,

Our mittens went astray "

What I Lost your mittens,

You naughty kittens,

o' Then you shall have no pie !

Miew, miew-miew, miew, miew,

Then you shall have no pie! "

Of course the good old cat was

very much vexed with her careless

little ones, and scolded them roundly

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for losing the nice, warm mittens that she had knit for them with

so, uch tender care..

She had made a nice bread and butter pie, with raisins in it,

but she told the naughty kittens that they should have none of it,
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until they had found the lost mittens.

The kittens were bright, smart little chaps, and they were

soon hunting high and low, indoors and out, around the barn=

yard, and in the garden.

They finally found their mittens, in the yard, behind the


Away they went, prancing back to their mother, waving

their paws in the air to show the mittens were found.


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The three little kittens
Sought their mittens,

At the foot of the mountain high:
Indoors, and out,
They dodged about,

For they were young and spry;
Looking here and there,
And everywhere,

Their mittens they did spy:
Miew, miew-miew, miew, miew,
Their mittens they did spy.

The three little kittens,
Found their mittens,
Lying on the ground.

"Oh! Mama dear,
See here, see here,

Sr Our mittens we have found! "

f P h ^, "What! Found your mittens,
l.-',' -. You good little kittens,

f --,. Then you shall have some pie:
--'" ,Purr, purr-purr, purr, purr,
:. / Then you shall have some pie."

So Mother Mouzer rang the bell for dinner, put their

bibs about their necks, and gave the kittens their spoons.

She then placed the great, good pie on the table, and the

three healthy young kittens began to eat.

The pie was so good, and the kittens were so hungry,

that they were a little greedy.

They jostled and pushed, got their paws in the pie, and

sadly soiled their bright=colored, brand new mittens.

Now, pie is good to put inside nice little cats, but very

bad for the outside of clean mittens.

When the feast was over, the

kittens saw they had been careless

again, so off they flew to their mother,

holding up their paws, showing what

had happened to their mittens. -... ...

The three little kittens

Got pie on their mittens,

And they became much soiled.

"Oh! Mama dear,

We sadly fear, -

Our mittens we have spoiled "

"You naughty kittens,

Go wash your mittens,

And hang them out to dry:

Miew, miew--miew, miew, miew,

And hang them out to dry."

The old cat was very much tried

with the three heedless little kits, but

she let them off with a scolding, and

sent them to the wash=tub, to make them clean again.

This was only fun for the three little kittens. They had

great sport, and Spotty splashed the water until they were all

covered with suds.

Then he threw a pail of water over Whitey, and got him

dripping wet.

But they got out the big towels, dried one another, and

then they hung the three pairs of mittens on the clothesline in

the yard, where the sun soon dried them.

By this time the irons were hot, and with the ironing=board

on the floor, the three jolly little kittens ironed their mittens.

The old cat was sitting by the window knitting, when

they came to show her what they had done.


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They are as good as new."

"What! Washed your mittens,

You good little kittens!

But I smell a rat close by

Hush, hush-miew, miew, miew,

I smell a rat close by."

After the rat, never heeding what they knocked over in

their flight around the house, through the barn, away they

went, all in a bunch; Blackey, Whitey, Spotty, and the old cat.


Up and down, through the shed, over the garden wall,

with fur bristling, and tails up, the mad race went.

The rat was fleet of foot, and led the race with the cat

family close upon his heels.

Over hills, and down dale, away! awayl away! Through

the woods, over the valleys they sped. Never a chase was,

known like this.

Finally, they came to the gates of The Glad

Lands, where all animals dwell in peace together

and the race was over.

The rat shook hands with Mrs.

Mouzer and the three little kittens,

while the Calico Kangaroo pinned a

medal on the breast of the

rat for winning the race.

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Copyright 1904 by WW.W.Derlow




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