How Mr. Rabbit Lost his Tail

Hollow Tree Stories

Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,727 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 926
Added to site: 2009.02.27
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Mr. Dog plays Santa Claus -- Mr. Dog at the circus -- When Mr. 'Coon was a little boy -- How Mr. Rabbit lost his tail -- How the other rabbits lost their tails.

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menagerie was something to wear that would make anybody who had it on very strong, and able to stand up under a big load, and to eat as much as Mr. 'Possum could, or even more.

But Mr. Robin said that it didn't mean either of those things. He said he didn't really know what it did mean himself, but that it must be some kind of a place that had a great many large creatures in it, for he had quite often heard his grandmother call his grandfather the biggest goose outside of a menagerie, though, being very young then, Mr. Robin couldn't remember just what she had meant by it.

Mr. Rabbit said he thought that the word "menagerie" sounded like some kind of a picnic, with swings and nice lively games, and Mr. Crow said that once when he was flying he passed over a place where there was a big sign that said "Menagerie" on it, and that there were some tents and a crowd of people and a great noise, but that he hadn't seen anything that he could carry off without being noticed, so he didn't stop.

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