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The Pigeon Tale

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Language: English
Wordcount: 6,744 / 26 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 320
Added to site: 2007.02.12 16034

ed on one of the four posts of his bed. "So you don't believe we have any work to do," said the pigeon. "Would you like to see inside the dove-cote? If so, come with me." When he said this, he hovered about the bed for a moment, then fluttered over to the mantelpiece, and stood beside the little cupboard.

[Illustration: Laurie enters the cupboard]

Laurie was about to say that he could not possibly get up to the door, when he remembered what Aunt Laura had said about climbing up on a chair to peep in, so he jumped out of bed, and pulling a chair close to the fireplace, stepped from it to the mantelpiece. It never occurred to him until afterwards, to think that he was ever so much too big to fit inside the cupboard, and it really did not matter after all, for somehow or other he did fit--whether he had grown suddenly quite small, or the cupboard was quite large when one got near enough to it, I do not know, but there he was inside, with the pigeon hopping along sedately ahead of him.

It was



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