The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan

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Author: Beatrix Potter
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,058 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 962
Added to site: 2005.03.03
mnybks.net#: 9898
Genre: Young Readers
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[Illustration: THE INVITATION]

And then she thought that did not look quite polite; so she scratched out "isn't mouse" and changed it to "I hope it will be fine," and she gave her letter to the postman.

But she thought a great deal about Ribby's pie, and she read Ribby's letter over and over again.

"I am dreadfully afraid it will be mouse!" said Duchess to herself--"I really couldn't, _couldn't_ eat mouse pie. And I shall have to eat it, because it is a party. And my pie was going to be veal and ham. A pink and white pie-dish! and so is mine; just like Ribby's dishes; they were both bought at Tabitha Twitchit's."

Duchess went into her larder and took the pie off a shelf and looked at it.

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"It is all ready to put into the oven. Such lovely pie-crust; and I put in a little tin patty-pan to hold up the crust; and I made a hole in the middle with a fork to let out the steam--Oh I do wish I could eat my own pie, instead of a pie made of mouse!"

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