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HOW MR. FOX TRICKS TRUSTFUL WILLIE FLEA!
Once there was a fox a sly, sly
fox, with a glossy brown-coat and
eyes that shown Jike little brown
beads as he sat dozing in the sun be
fore his den among the rocks.
Willie Flea had found much com
fort in Mr. Fox's sleek coat.
One day Mr. Fox, finding that Wil
lie's cousins and sisters and uncles
and aunts were all taking advantage
of his fine 'fur, decided he would once
and for all get rid of the colony.
So he went into his den and
thoueht lone and hard of the matter.
Finally, with a sly wink he started
towards the river nearby.
On the way, Mr. Fox paused under
a chestnut tree and selected a twig
of the chestnut tree wood. This he
held tightly in his teeth and started
for the river which ran deep and clear
at the foot of the hill.
Willie Flea grew unhappy and
frightened as Mr. Fox started to wade
into the water. Step by step Mr. Fox
descended the bank until his face only
protruded. Then Willie Flea seeing
he must surely drown, called all his
relatives, and they scooted out on the
stick of wood which Mr. Fox held
above the surface.
It was just what Mr. Fox wanted!
When Willie Flea reached the furthest
point of the stick, Mr. Fox suddenly
let it go, and the whole flea family in
cluding Willie tumbled into the water
Then Mr. Fox waded back to shore
and sat laughing at his own clever
ness, and ever afterwards that's the
way all the foxes got rid of their
The Milkman's Horse Let see, how much lacteal fluid do you produce
The Cow Oh, about twenty quarts.
'The Milkman's Horse Well, there's a miracle somewhere. I've watched
the boss and he delivers 50 quarts every morning.
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