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The Third Little Pet Book, with the Tale of Mop and Frisk

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Author: Aunt Fanny (Fanny Barrow)
Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,240 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 106.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 538
Added to site: 2010.05.25
mnybks.net#: 27893
Origin: gutenberg.org
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treat their dear 'ma' to a howl. Oh! how I did long to snap at their legs.

"By this time so much fluff and dust had got up my nose in my close nook, that I was fit to choke; and as the boys were gone, I dared to come out. There was a large arm-chair close by, with a deep, soft seat that was just to my taste. I hopt in, laid down, and was soon in a fine nap.

"Think, then, what was my state of mind to wake up with a yell and a land-slide on top of me! Up flew a fat old dame from the arm-chair, where she had just sat down, as if she was shot! Bang! came a great gilt book, that she let fall in her start, right on the end of my poor tail, as I leapt to the floor! 'E-e-e!' went she; 'yi! yi! yi!' went I; and 'Hur-ra! here's the dog!' cried Ned, as he came bang in at the door, caught me by one ear, and ran up to the top floor with me in wild joy; which put the last touch to my woes!

"Once in their play-room, the bad boys made me drag a toy-cart full of dirt, ran straws in-to my ears, be

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