the rest, when the time came for the excursion. Even Cuffy Bear, who almost never went near the farm buildings, declared that there was nothing he would enjoy more than to make the trip with Nimble and his mother. He had once tasted baked beans. And ever since that occasion he had meant to see if he couldn't find some around Farmer Green's house.
Of course it would have been awkward to say no. So Nimble said yes to everybody. He even promised that he would let all his friends know when the excursion should take place.
But of all these things he said not a word to his mother. He was not sure that they would please her. In fact he was sure that they wouldn't.
One morning Nimble's mother said to him, "To-night, just as the moon rises, we'll start for Farmer Green's garden patch."
He knew what that meant. It meant that he was going to know, at last, what carrots tasted like. And he was delighted.
"You've improved fast," his mother told him.
My mother had this book as a girl and read me the wonderful stories about Cuffy Bear and his friends. She passed away this year. I am delighted to find you have this book, and now I can share it with my grand daughter. It brings back such good memories!