Adventures in Toyland

What the Marionette Told Molly

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Author: Edith King Hall
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,672 / 77 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 6,109
Added to site: 2007.11.18
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ssured you shall have it," said the Mouse.

"Now for the details of the plot," he continued. "I am going to propose to the Rabbit a private performance in front of your sentry-box. I shall say I have suggested it in order to vary the terrible dulness of your existence. Having finished our performance I shall lead the way straight forward, with our backs towards you. When we have gone a few steps I shall remark loudly, 'That Sentry friend of ours is a smart chap; he knows how to handle the bayonet'. This is to be the signal for you to step quietly out of your box, and, pretending to stumble, stab the Rabbit in the back with your bayonet. This should be quite easy, for he is sure to be walking away on his hind-legs. He has fallen into that habit since he has taken to playing the drum. You and I will, of course, exhibit much grief, and declare that his death was an unfortunate accident. You see the plan offers no difficulty."

"Then if the plan offers no difficulty,

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