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Curly and Floppy Twistytail

The Funny Piggie Boys

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Author: Howard R. Garis (Victor Appleton)
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,413 / 109 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 845
mnybks.net#: 2801
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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n along now."

"Come on Curly," said Floppy and he ran out and turned a somersault, even though it was near winter, for he felt happy, now that he had a name and didn't have to be called "Bub" or "Johnny" or something like that.

"What shall we do?" asked Curly.

"Let's build a fort and play soldier," suggested Floppy. "Pinky can be a prisoner and we'll make believe capture her, and then we'll rescue her, and shoot off make-believe guns, and--"

"No--No!" cried Baby Pinky, as she tried to stand up on the end of her twisty tail, but she couldn't, for it was too slimpsy and not stiff enough. She fell down, but her brothers picked her up, and then the curl came back in her tail.

You see, after the bear had tied Curly to the fence and made his tail all frizzy-like, all the other pigs, including Pinky and Floppy wanted their tails to curl also, and their mamma had to do it for them, twisting them around the rolling-pin. And she even curled her own, and her husband's, that that's why all pigs have curly

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