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j Alfred Plerpent Pferp nt Mooney oon y and who ho waj w IJ a very verycruel verycruel eij eijcruel
1 cruel boy indeed Ind He tpould would pull off the legs of offlips ottills offlies
flips to torturethem torture them tie cans on dogs tails stone stonecat stoneat8 stoneeats
cat eats at8 and in every way make life a terror to toevery tofvery toevery
every email creaturewhich creature which be could couldPuire capture capture The Thertason ThettUOIi
rtason Alfred did lld this was because he had In his his brain bratn same sameytciiiiv same smepKllli samertmta
ytciiiiv pKllli r deformity that made him enjoy the sight of suffering sufferingav
rarer t av a her boys who are made properly enjoy the happl happln h happinesS pp ppff
n nesS of f th1r th lr pets If Alfred could make m ke a dog howl he was waafc Wll8harP wasbapp
fc harP pp > fir f ° r an It hour and he never neglected nfglec d an opportunity opportu ltr to toli tot
j ftlt li r torture t mire upon any small creature no matter matter where he henw heWI hex11
WI x11 Ill uIW nw day dB he caught a tinywhite tiny hlte do dog that belonged to a ajltik aJltlk alittle
little K rl 1 and hung It up by the th tall to a fence where here ft itsled ftjiowM t tWlfrl
jiowM sled eo pitifully that he was as delighted but its howls at attrat attra attra
trat tra t ted < l the he attention of an enormous mastiff mast mastiff 1f asleep asle p In a yard yardn yardnear
n near lr r by b and the big dog rushed out seized Alfred by the leg legnd leg legand legand
and nd Mt him savagely 88vgel In so many places that he h couldnt oou d begin begint glJ1 glJ1I
t p point Int them ou OUwto to the doctor who was waacalledtorepulr calledtorepairdam calledtorepairdamgi arn arnI
I ages gi > He waa U put to o bed where he lay fordas for days thinking how howbe howlie howk
be could s get t even ev u with the mantiff and never thinking that he hehad hehad beIdd
had b bean n properly punished for cruelty at allow all allNow allow
Now > ow wbte wb be e ht lay abed and when his wounds were er nearly nearlyw n nearlytall arl arlw
w tall ll so th the he h expected to be out next day d a amosq mosquito lto bit bithim bithim bit1Im
him Perhaps that th seems a very ordinary thing to happen to tomy toIn toany
my In nile nn but this was alJ no ordlnaryftnosl1ulto ordinary mosquito You may have havehMni havebfard haveheard
heard for It ita now perfectly well known that mosquitoes mOl mosqultoeea4n mosqultoeea4nfeet < luttoesCtn < 4n 4nfct
feet people with various diseases such as malaria m l rfa elephahtla elephahtlalf eleP11a tJa tJaII
II III lf and yellow elloVo fever and It in suspected that they are the
tau aide of many other Ills that trouble ua 18 That bothersome bothersomeKripdlegtfed bothers bothersomertrtpedlegged me meflrl
Kripdlegtfed flrl dlegged mosquito called called Culex and another r called w ledA Ano Anophl AnopheJ no noP
phl P pheJ j J are known to be the ones t > dread and when you see a aCultr aCulex aCulea
Cultr coning nlng tor you dodge him and run with w th all your yourmiRht our II IImight I Imight
might Now the one that bit Alfred was called the Dufllx Dufllxand Duftlxand Dufllxand
and he wn was very ver large and very ver poisonous and he landed landeden
en the boy when wh 1 he wa was Bound asleep and squirted into intohim i ihim
j jhim
him a whole lot of othl his special brand of poison so that tbi when h n 1e eawo atvk a o e ethere ethere othere
there was a lump or His arm like a small egg that itched and smarted smartedITU smartedInd smartedand
ITU and burned so that he scratched it quite raw He did not think much muchabout muchabout muchabort
about It however except to remark how big the lump > was and bow howbu bowpar bowtare
tare par bu the kind of poison which Dufllx
0150nwhlcp injects into one has the won wondrful wondtrful wonderful
drful property of causing you ou to shrink and shrivel until you get to be beM beemall beas
M small as a toad or a mouse no matter what the doctors give you so solook 80look solook
look out ior old Dufllx above nil Alfred got out to play that morning morningwm
wm to makeulnvfecu makeu1m make uimfeel feel good his mothergave mother gave c ulm Lima lm a ricw newftalltboatt ljljil ridil = lioeF t1 which whtotfh whf h1
h took to a aismallpond small nn pond pond near n arb by and placed In the water He stood on onUi onth onthe
Ui the shore watohlnK watohln < < It t nail and as the wind took It out o out t toward t ward the end of oftv ofthe t
tv 111 pond P < n where the water ran out through a tiny stream Into the big bigrvr bigTtr bigr
rvr r er r he hi noticed that all of the snail sheila pebbles and sticks Along the thebank theI thebank
bank I > lnk seamed much larger than he had ever seen them before He did didnot dIdlnl didpt
not lnl pt kniT ku w that already he was shrunk to the sIze of a doll but that was wasi waslhat wasthat
that i t made everything eve rthl 1 g seem so large to him V hen the wind brought broughthi broUghtbj
hi h a sailboat to the shore he ran around to It and stood beside It Then Thenh
h i e found that he was BO small that he was not aa a8111 Mall as a the mast of ot the theVot theo theflat
Vot > o flat t and he was WIlB greatly alarmed of course He measured his Height Heightagain 1i heightagain lght lghtltaJn
again and An again and was terrified forhe for he could not Imagine what had hadh hadhrlWnf hadhappened
h happened rin < l to him A dragonfly humming by b startled him It was was so soenormous sonormtu soenormous
enormous normtu and so wicked Ioked looking and a minnow swimming close c8e to tothore tosbore toshnre
thore to gee le what was as going on seemed like a a1 a shark Ut1t to his excited exclt d vision visionTVhen ylslonhen visionwhen
when hen the dragonfly whizzed by b again Alfred ducked hisheadanduhen hisheadanduhenh hlshea hishead azu1u anttheny antthenyFe n nh
h h found that he was as so small that ho hoonly only stood stoodafawlnchea afewlnche3 above abovetho abovethoboate thc theiTHOUGHT thcboats
boats EUBwaJa i iTHOUGHT
I have certainly certalnl been btenMwltchedl > wltchedl b he exclaimed Something hay hayhappened haahappened huhapllnM
happened to me thats made me small smallJust smallJII smallJuat
Just JII t then he heard a rushing sound BCun and a Httle white dog og came camehurriedly camehUnifdly camehurriedly
hurriedly out from the bushes and ran ran barking at t him He was tv YtS s so sofrightened sotrlghtned sofrightened
frightened that he sprang into the boa boat > and as ae te Jumped he pushedhsr pushedhsriff pushed her hertl
= iff ff from sh al + and she shot out on the smooth water The dog barked barkedbut barkebut barkedbut <
but did not follow and the wind taking the sail the boat soon wad wa watso watsofar so soJar 80 80r
Jar r away awa that he seemed s emod to think it was wu of no use Ie even to bark bar and arid he hescampered heCAmperId hescampered
scampered back Into the bushes bushesAlfred bushesAlfrld bushesAlfred
Alfred steered the boat as it Itllwept swept along the little stream leading to tott toIhp tothe
the tt > rivr rive r and andwhUe while It rocked perilously now and then It sailed pretty prettymonthly prettyJlmOlttky prettyylmontkly
monthly as a rule Soon the stream broddened and was shaded by bytali b btill bytau
till trees tr and while gliding along beneath these something came hurt hurtling hurtHng hurtling ¬
ling down at Alfredsometh1n1 Alfred something all blue and green greenwith with an awful shriek shriekthat shriekthat shriekthat
that made mad him grovel In terror at the bottom of the boat It was a afcmgflher aklngfl akngfllher
fcmgflher klngfl her but It t seemed so big that It turned his blood blo d cold It missed missedhis
his hra4 ha < l by an inch and then darted back having hrwl most likely mistaken mistakent
the t UI e 11ft Httip I le ° eseel for a new kind of fish Alfred 1tred bc bran an to wish himself on onhor onIh onahnre
Ih ahnre hor r anj eno steered toward the grassy sra flY bank aa he had no wish for anther an anhr ann
> hr < n r attack like that that The wind failed him here in the lee of the trees treesx1 treesi treesiaail treesa1
aail x1 soon he was s carried far out on the bosom of the great river and andwtftly andI andWas
Was I swiftly lft1r rushing along toward the sea After Arter awhile he became becamewar becameuru becameaware
aware war of f a dark form In the water beneath and watching wate ing i It > closely closelydiooVOTd closet closetclJJnf1r closelydlleo
diooVOTd clJJnf1r dlleo + er d < i that It was a great fish whose dull but savage eyes ees were werefxd wereIhfd werelted
fxd upon him with a deadly dead I glare He trembled for like all cruel cruelITS cruelYII
ITS b > YII ° a h 1 5r > was a coward co ard at heart and was glad when he found the boat boatpproarhlng boatIlPlIahn boatappmarhng
pproarhlng IlPlIahn the river shore In response to his pressure pressure on the rudder rudderWhen rudderYh1 rudderWhei
When ti reached the shore he Jumped out so swiftly that the little boat boatfloated boatIoIIP boatlostai
floated IoIIP < i away before he could secure her and so ha lost all chance to totnrn toHlrn to5t
tnrn 5t rn home the way be had come comeTh comaTh r rThr
Thr Th = grass was tall along shore shoreand and many queer sounds came from it ita itU itas
U a h he rushed TlJ hffl It aside and tried to get to the high bank What things thingswad thingsm thingsmad
wad m exceedg1trange tntfit the > noises he could not guess but they the alarmed him exceed exceedisb excee1i
isb i l strange clockings soratchings soratchingsruetUngs rustlings gruhtsand sruhts ru tB md even evenwmis evennow evenemwi
wmis now came from aU sides and worst worst of all it t was growIng quite dark darkth darkII
II th the san m had set et and only onl the shining surface of ottberher the therIrer river was waS reallyreht really reallyi reall reallI
reht i ht The 0 boy trembled with horror at the thought of staying out outaro outr outthere
there aro r slotM aQ all sight surrounded by strange and dangerous dlng rouB animals for forhe forh forhe
he h Tta W wcow row so small that he feared almost everything eve th 1g that thatwlUl was alive aliveA aIlvenll
A lark nll hole opened before him when he came to to the edge of the tallPo tall tallKHM
KHM g lI4 KM Po It seemed to him that It offered a safer place pl 1ro to spend the theSJ tborgh theghr
rgh SJ ghr UIMI out In the air so he stepped In It seemed l ied to lead away in innrt Ind ind
nrt d f ltl the bank of gravel and also seemed lIetm rather damp As he stood stoodth
i ttv th doorway oorway hesitating hesttatil1 tho hole was entirely blocked up by b the form formof
of It MS > Ii g muekrat who said saidH
H + Uo o What hat do yon Ot1 want hi my house houseALFRED houseALFRED houseALFRED
I ant shipwrecked replied Alfred That lsrve is s r tee e lost my boat boatan boatM
an M + HMnt nt want to stay out here all night nl ht Can I sloar sloe In your yonrbole yonrbolet holeh hole
t h I spoee so replied the muskrat rather Bruffly I heard some someOT
OT II e rting t ln around as I sat at my other dopr doorand and came hurrying to see seeKa seeiI seeThought
Ka iI a 88 Thought Thou Sh t It was a weasel weaselv Of OftraId
+ v you afraid of weasels asked Alfred AlfredH
ell H I should say ay I was paid tho muskrat wiggling his hi nose so sohi sot4
t4 1 hi his I whiskers wigWagged against the wall on both sides Tou should shouldtr
te tr trk1P skipnrhen When he comes near Thats why wh rvatwodoo rvetwpdoors v tT dpo s to myhouse myJiouseh
she h iti thr r one > being away awa down under underwater underwateri water waterm waterm1ltlt
i m meet t b be dreadfully damp dam aria Unhealthy remarked Alfred as asn u1Ied ase
e n 1Ied ed < i the musty smell that came from theholC theChole1f the hole holeIf
1 If you think Its It unhealthy you OU neednt n dnt enter enterrm rm sureJt sure t said saidTuskrat saidt atd1IJ9krat
Tuskrat t I didnt Invite In te you youId ou ouf
Id f d surely IJr I catch cold if I slept down there said Id Alfred Alfred AJlJ but I am amfr Amfrill amafralt
afralt fr frill J A Jeep ep out here herex hereAonder
x wonder added the rat when theblc tbe bl owl and the wildcat are arebh areMth arebntn
bh > ming lDg around here at the waters edge all night One Qneof of them themjireiy themi
> i jireiy ° jrOI rely get you as you dont don t seem Iee n very eJ > swift on your ur feet feetWhat twhat t tw
w What t shall I do asked Alfred terrified terrifiedW terrifiedWel
Wel W theres a hole in the first tree yonder thats ts vacanfslnce a an sln slnUUZ1 the theWazji theSOneztl0
SOneztl0 Wazji take that for the night but ntf n n0ane n0aneaoas one onew on onn
w wcat eRt < Bl away You might
aoas w n wh when n the SquazzUi may return I rh x i ian
hata hatII h a Sfluazle asked a kEd Alfred 1 ueverb ari1f a ah1 nd of su such thing a lng lngf
h1 f s an animal about as big as a kitten perhaps p perhapsa fha s m maJe e a little lIltle1trt littlekrger
1trt krger r but h hes 11 terrible indeed H He is a fl fierce e rce a a l lln t as gp IWlng IWlngfox ningas ningasa
a fox weu inthe the ark as ire e eZ4
and hecan as asU
as stron strong as a bear ana he can see sea
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oi oiHE >
can < can by day day hes he much Jch to be > a dreaded eaded Iafleed Indeed Ihle d if he were not too large largeto la e eto
to get Into my hole Id fear him far more than I do the weasel or the tnahootowL th thhootowL thehoot
hoot hootowL hootowLI owL owL1I
I 11 I guess p Til n stay with you tonight said Alfred ifhes ifbe likelyto likelytoreturn IlkeytDreturn likely likelyreturn
return fi fiAll fAll 1 1All
All right Ill fix you ou up a nice bed of moss and youll sleep sl like a atop Btop atop
top Im sure unless there should happen to be a freshet to drownyou drown drownyouout d wn wnYOQou
youout out outDear
you = i iDear I
Dear me mer sighed Alfred how many troublesTOa troublesy ttoubl s70il < m P small animals animalsSave 8I1Jmalsave animalshave
Save ave to put up with withWell withVell withBell
Well I like that1 that1exclaimed that exclaimed the muskrat Smalll Indeed And Andhow Andhow Andbow
how big do you ou think you are prayri prayriI pray prayI
I forgot that Id shrunk tbday tO y replied Alfred l wasmost was most as astall 93tall astail
tall as this bank thin morning He He related what had happened to him himarid hlmarid himand
arid when he h had finished the rat ratexclalmed ratexclalmedhy exclaimed exclaimedWhy exclaimedWhy <
Why hy you have been bitten by bya a Dufiix Du I thats what has happonedl happonedlHe
He always has that effect upon whoever hoever he stings stingsI
I am In inan aa awful scrape whatever It was said Alfred AlfredTou A1frMYou Alfred AlfredYou
You are Indeed for you have no claws no sharp teeth yon cant cantrun cantrun cantrun
run fast and you cant hear any better than a hoptoadtoure hoptoad Tou ou are very verybadly Trerybadly Terybadly
badly provided to resist the attacks of pretty nearly everything that thatruns thatruIUl thatruns
runs crawls flies or swims I think What l1t a poor pitiful thing aboy aboyIs aboyI
i Is I after all said the muskrat reflectively re ectively as as he e surveyed surv ed Alfreds Alfredssmall Alfredsmalt Alfredssmall
small figure figureAlfred figureAlfred I IUred
Alfred Ured began to cry I wish I was home h he sniffled I want wantmatnma1t nip nipmamma my mymamma
mamma matnma1t
The muskrat called to a couple of fireflies to come and light the boy boyalong bOTalong boyalong
along his tunnel and led the th way down into the hole far under the thebank thebank thebank
bank When they 11e had gone about ten ten feet t et the tunnel was so wet that thatAlfred thatA1r thatAlfred
Alfred A1r dsaw 1saw it was of no use to go farther and said so soIts 50Its soIts
Its the best I can do said the muskrat l lWe le IWe
We e will show sho you a good dry place said he fireflies coma with withis with1S withits
is 1S
They led him to a little sandy cave far up the bank where some soft softmoss sottmoss softmoss
moss had been gathered and said saidHeres aaldHeres saidHeres
Heres where the fox had her nest last spring Its a fine ne place too tooIt tooIt tooIt
It Is said Alfred but butI I dpvwlsh dowlsb it had a front door doorTes doorYes doorTes
Tes said the firefly Something Som thlng may get you I suppose before beforemorning betoremorning beforemorning
morning but we will stay byandwarn byandwarnyou by andwarn you If we see Ilea anything anythingSo an thing thingSo
So Alfred laid himself down in the moss and tried to toaleep sleep but ift iftwwdmpoislble it itwas Itwasimposstble
was wwdmpoislble Impossible and he watched the stars until the dim light came In the theeast theeast theeast
east > Nothing came to disturb him and his courage revived but just justas Justas justas
as the sun was almost up he had lugreat great fright A big groundhog came cameplunging came cameplunging cameplunging
plunging over the bank chased by a dog ilnd almost ran over the boy boyHe boyHe boyHe
He vanished In the shadows of the thicket before the boy could even see seewhat Se6what seewhat
what bad hadfrightened frightened him Then lie heard the dog barking and soon he heheard hehe beheard
heard he rd him sniffling around above He did not fear a dog but when he bethQught hethought hethought
thought how little he now was he suddenly realized that the dog could couldmake couldmako couldmake
make a mouthful of him and he crawled crawled deep into the cave But the dog dogpassed d dogpassed g gpaued
passed on hot after the groundhog and an took no notice of Alfred He Hebreathed HebreathNl Hebreathed
breathed easier but when he looked out the fireflies had gone Then he heclimbed heclimbed heclimbeduptheeandy
climbed climbeduptheeandy up the sandy Sand bank and saw that great woods were beyond be ond Howto Howtopass Howotopass How to topass
pass through them he could not tell and yet et be must for It was impossible impossibleto impossibletoremalnthere impossibletoremalnthere
to toremalnthere remain there He saw some apple trees that that bore fruit so enormousthat enormous ttiat at
eaoh seemed eemed med to him as as big as the biggest b1 st watermelon does to you and andwhen andWhen andwhen
when he e got beneath benemhthe the trees b M found some of the apples on the theground theground theground
ground from which wbfch he cut with his little knife enough to make a ajhrealcfaet aet atireaktaet
jhrealcfaet tireaktaet et Walks Whi he was eating he saw a big animal come hurrying hurryingdown h1IITingown hurryingdown
down own a a nearby rieaitrytree tree tree with wit much angry a py chattering His fear prevented preventedhim preTentedhimleelni preventedhim
him himleelni seeing at first that It was a squirrel but when he saw the great greatbifftbjrMiil greatbt6bytitl greatbiiahyteil
bifftbjrMiil biiahyteil the he felt teltr4lU relieve ielieved ved The squirrel Cl lrrel saw him In a moment mom nt and ran ranto ranto ranto
to to hlmv hhnlt iIt > It seized s 1ze4 him bjrthe bj the the arm arm with wlthtta Its teeth and while It ltdldnt didnt ac actually actUA11Ybl actually ¬
tually tUA11Ybl bite him hi it i hurt pretty bad bad and he knew how It felt to be tor tortured tortured tortured ¬
tured let me e tU t U you u Soon another came running and Joined Its mate mateTHEY mateTtfEY mateTHEY
Whatshall whfiLt hal1 wedp wedo with Ith hlmrMt himT him It asked ShaU we bit bite him all to topieces toJI topieces
JI pieces S 7 7o
piecesNoj o Noj lets letsellt17 carry him htni to the top ofthe tree and then drop him That Thatwiiy Tbatwf1 Thatw
wiiy wf1 w t llbe be > e more fun lunjj funJ tunj
J pney Chey T were w ro about to do this when wh < < n the doff who had followed the thewpodchuck theYoodohuck thewoodchuck
woodchuck or orgrgundhog groundhog g undbog to his W hole and given up the chase happened happenedto hap ned nedto
to to return andha ahd he saw the squirrels He made one Jump for themand themandilwas them and andItfwa andifwas
ilwas all l tiicy could do to hustle up the the tree in time to escape him himHe hIm hIme himIle
He e came back to to Alfred ltred and looked at him in amazement amazementBleea amazementB amazementBless
Bless B e511 me mclho ho cried Its really aboy a boy bat what a tiny onel one Whats Whatshappened whatshaJ11ened Whatshappened
happened to youT youTAlfred you youAlfred or orAUred
Alfred told him that he had ha been bitten by a Dufiix Duf ix and shrunk shrunkNever shrunkNeer shrunkNever
Never heard heardof of such a thing said u d the dog og Im glad It lttUdnt lttUdnthaPPen didnt didnthappen didnthappen
happen haPPen to me me rm rms sure mt He said he would show the boy the way home homeand homeaud homeand
and together to el they started through the woods but It was very hard for forAlfred for1t forAlfred
Alfred 1t ed to tokeep keep up p with the the dog and then every little while he would lose losehim losehim losehim
him for the dog chased off to Investigate each little noise he heard and andsometimes andaometImesh6 andsometimes
sometimes h he didnt come back for the th longest time imaginable Then ThenAlfred ThenAlfred ThenAlfred
Alfred would sit in the grass or on a pebble sad = d too he would bear then thenthe thenthe thenthe
the awfulest noises that seemed to him just the kind of sounds theEquazzl the thegquazzla theSquazziewould
Squazziewould gquazzla would make so that he was afraid to move but sat and stared staredinto staredinto staredinto
into the darkened dark ned woods oods with eyes e es like a bugs When the dog came cameback cameb cameback
back b ck he would laugh If1u and andassure assure the boy that there was nothing worsethan worsethan worse tVorsethan
than a weasel or a woodchuck in aH the woods Once while he hewas hewasabsent was wasabsent wasabsent
absent looking lo Jdng into a peculiar smell that he had scented from afar Al Alfred Alfred AIfred ¬
fred heard a whirr ofo of wings anda and big bevy of quail came and alighted alightedall
all about abo thlm him in the toll taUgras taUgrasWnen grass grassWhen grassWhen
When Wnen they saw saWhim him mm they were alarmed and nervous but b t Just then the thedos thedo thedog
dos do came me trotting back toward them and instantly msta t1y all stood as as If pet petrified petrtfied petrifled ¬
rifled Their bright eyes were w re fixed upon the approaching dog with withgleaming withgleamJng withgleaming
gleaming intentJese jnti Jnt ntnese but not a feather moved as tb the < > flock ock crouched flat fiattq flattq flattq
tq the thBBrpunqV ground luseenied 1tlleemed so tunny to Alfred that they the didnt Instantly Instantlyfly 1n Instantlyfly tantly tantlyfly
fly away awaybut but somehow lomehow their fear of the dog do held them motionless until untilhee1e untilhe i ihe
he hee1e came near near jHe He suddenly caught the scent of the birds and stopped stoppedfor stoppedf stoppedfor
for f r he beW was was a as setter setter tter dog whose name was Dan and he could smell aquail a aquail aQcall
quail many manyYards yards away He stiffened and his tail went out as straight straightas
as a cane clmais aa he pointed his sharp nose toward the bIrds while his brown browneyes browneyes browneyes
eyes eeemed 8 emed to o shoot shPit nut sparks Then he began to tremble with eager eagerness eagerness eagerness ¬
ness ness and took t ok on 0116 one step forward Instantly there was a mightywhirr mightywhirrthat mIghty Whlrr Whlrrthat
that madeAlfreds heart Jump and away shot the whole flock like a lot lotof lotof lotof
of bullets Dan glanced gl nJed about him and remembering that his master masterwas masterwutar masterwas
was wutar far away awaYgall galloped ped after them but had his master been there hewould he hewould hewou1duever
would wou1duever never never have dared dared to do such such a thing Alfred was left left alone alonerqnce alonerqncemore alont Rn onee oneemore e emOr
more H Hi sat Bar there for a few minutes when hen two rabbits crept crept cau ca
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v P er r i ° r7 f r 9t l a + iyi f t 1 ii = < X Xj <
It is isAlso Also Related How theSavage theSavageSquazzle theSavageSquazzle the Sa isge isgeSauazzle
Squazzle Met a Violent Death Deathin
in a Struggle With Dan the theFaithful theFaithful theFaithful
Faithful Setter Dog Who WhoAt WhoAttacked At Attacked Attacked ¬
tacked the Monster Without WithoutaSign WithoutSign WithouLaSig
Sign Sig n of Fear FearUously FeartJously Feartiously
Uously out of a clump of crass and with timid lookslooaround lootes looDen looDenaround eil eilaround
around began to to ntbble at some s me tender roots rootsI
I saw watrap a trap ever ov yonder yon er said eRe of them th andittrad andittradthe and ldbad ldbadr ldbadthe
the loveliest sweet apple lnit la it I was tempted totry to try to toSet toSetYour togetit togetitTour ettt etttTour
Tour greediness greed1n will finish you OQ yet If yea are not carefulsaid careful carefulsajd car ttIL ttILs
said s 1d the other otherI I dont look at them at all and andthats thats how howI howI
I resist resistIts resJlrtHits reslaLIts
Hits Its an awful temptation sighed the other I do dowish dowishmen wish wishmen wishmen
men would would not place them In oar way a Turnips are bad enough enoughbat enoughut enoughbut
bat ut its its awful awt l to have to toretuso refuse an apple appleIt
It Is I confess but when I think thats th ts how I lost both bothray boIhmy bothmy
my father and mother moth r the sight of an apple In 1I In a a trap makes makesme makesme
me shudder shudderJust shudderJust shudderJust
Just then they saw saw Alfred and began to tremble allover alloverI l1overwill
I will not hurt you said the boy who by this time t1m had hadbegun hadbegun hadbegun
begun to realize how all these thes small animals must m t live IIvel Ima Imaconstant in aY aconstant a aconstant
constant state of extreme terror and apprehension and also alsoto alsoto alsoto
to regret that that he had ever been cruel to toany any an of them I am amonly amonlY amonly
only a boy he continued continuedTea continuedes oontinuedTee
Tea es but boys will grow Into men with suns and hurtus hurtuseald hurtusald hurtussaid
said one rabbit as be eyed Alfred But youre the smallest smallestboy smallestho smallestboy
boy ho I ever saw What hu are you doing here hereI here7I
I am lost 10st said AlfredWell Alfred AlfredWell AlfredVeil
Well we can show you the tb way WAY out of the woods began beganone beganone beganone
one of the timid creatures but we cant go far with you youThank youThank youThank
Thank you replied the boy but I am waiting here for adog a adog a60g
dog a a friend of mine whoThat who whoThat whoThat
That was all the rabbits heard for at the mention m n on of a a athey dog dogthey dogthey
they both gave a a start wiggled their tails and In a a Jiffy had haddarted baddarted haddarted
darted Into the deepwoods Alfred had to laugh and when
Dan returned be told him about It ItTl itI
Tl I am sorry you didnt dldntkeep keep them here said pan Dan ItsqUite Its Itsquite Itsquite
quite a while since I chased chal d a rabbit and I would w uk have en enJoyed ene enejoyed enjoyed
Joyed It its although try as I may I can never never catch one oneI oneI oneI
I am glad you on had no chance for or the poor things thingsare thingsarefrightened tb1ngaareJ are areJ
J frightened enough as It isThey Is t tThey IThEY
They are scary things said Dan Once though one of ofthem ofthem ofthem
them a mother with young made a a dash for me me1Jke llke alion alionWhat a1I0nWhat alionWhat
What did you do asked AlfredWhy Alfred AlfredVhy AUredWh3
Why < i ran away of course Did you ever see seEf sees a dog thatwouldnt thatwouldntran tbatwouldntrun that wculdnt wculdntrun
run If anything went for him suddenlyThen suddenly suddenlyThen sadden1 sadden1Then
Then they went on and for a time Dan stayed by the boy dutifully dutifullyresisting dutifullyre1 dutifullyresisting
resisting re1 tlng several Inducements to wander but when they were almost almostthrough almost almostThrough almostthrough
through the dense woods he had to see where a big partridge partrtd e had gone goneand goneand goneand
and left left Alfred again to himself As S he sat oa a fallen branch looking lookingabout lQo1dngabout lookingabout
about him his eyes fell upon the trap mentioned bjj by the rabbits Ithad Itbadan Ithadan Ithadan
an an apple upon a piece of wood in the centre of a box b i which was held upby upbyy up upby
by three other pieces of wood 000 so that If the apple was W8 touched ever sogently so sogently 50gently
gently down would come the box and catch whatever touched the tempt tempting temptIngapple temptins ¬
ins Ingapple apple Alfred walked w Ikod around the trap examining it for he h had never neverseen never nevereen neverseen
seen one before andwondering and wondering how any animal could be foolish enough enoughto enOugh enOughto enoughto
to to walk into such a thing when a sudden noise behind him caused used him himto himto himto
to Jump and nd turn around In affright There a few feet fe t away ay stood an ananimal ananimal ananimal
animal the like of which he had never seen even In picture books and andwhich andwhich andwhich
which he felt must be the terrible and muchdreaded muchdrea ed Squazzle Squ = 1e Although Al Although Although ¬
though only a foot In height It was of course course simply enormous in his hiseyes Illser hiseyes
eyes er eyes s and so ferocious In appearance that he felt his hair rise a and d bis bisflesh 1116eSh hieflesh
flesh eSh chllL Its head was covered with 1th long Jon O hair of a brilliant blue color colorthrough o colorthrough lQr lQrthrough
through which its eyes projected like a lobsters and moved to and a d fro frolike fro frolike frolike
like the tentacles of a cuttlefish Its ears ears also stuck far up aDd spread spreadout spreadout spreadout
out out on their tips somewhat like a calla lily It had eight legsall h legs gaU all armedwith armed armedwith arntedwth
with long white curved claws and Its body long like a lizards was wasscaly wasscal wasscaly
scaly scal but marked with a welldefined plaid pattern It was a horrible horrlWelOQklng hmrlblolooking horriblelooking
looking creature and It t teetered on the tips of Its eight toes as if about aboutto abeutto
to spring upon Alfred ever moment A cold perspiration breke oat upon uponhim upon111m uponhim
him but he looked Into the red eyes of the Squ Squaszle e firmly in the hope hopeot hopeor hopeof
ot staring staghim him down as he bad heard of others doing to lions tigers tigersand tlsersand tigersand
and polar polar bears His gaze did seem to have some slight effect upon the thebeast thebeast thebeast
beast for he appeared to hesitate and while he stood poised Alfred Alfredsuddenly Alfredsuddenly Alfredsuddenly
suddenly sprang up and darted away blindly into the forest not eve evelooktng even evenbolting ve velooking
looking to see where he was running The Squazzle ef course rtwhed rtwhedafter m rnehedafter hed hedafter
after him Alfred realized In n an Instant that he cpuld couldnot < auld not hope ope to dis distance distance distance ¬
tance an animal with wI th eight legs and he turned aside around a a clump of eftrees oftrees oftrees
trees and flew to the rabbit trap before the e Squazzle saw that t at bs had hadturned badturned hadturned
turned at all and before the animal could could s set t to him h he darted d rtM wrier wrierthe 1IIicterthe mi4Erthe
the trap struck the suspended apple a quick blow and anddown down saneIke saneIkebox eameUtebox eanaet1ebox
box Instantly He was as safe as if at home for the bo bobig box was ftS far tooblg too toobIg
big for any animal smaller than a bear to overturn overturnTHE overturnTHE overtureTHE
The Infuriated and disappointed Squazzle banged against the box In in a ablind a ablind 8blind
blind fury fUr clawed and scratched it wildly and yelled like a wild tiger tigerbut USebJ1t tigerbpt
but he h CQuldnt budge it an ap inch while Alfred sat t still st11laud and chuckled chuck on onthe < < n nthe
the inside Round and round the Squazste flew tearing tearkagup up the ground groundspirting groundsplUn groundspitting
spitting and howling ho ltng and making such a furious outcry that he never neverheard acerheard severheard
heard Dan coming sweeping through the woods in wild leaps to 588 seswhat se sewhat 588hatwas
what hatwas was going on Den saw w Use l animal in a moment and made one oneJump en enjump onejumpat
Jump jumpat at him and then the Squassle saw w Mm when hea it was too late He Hauttered Heuttlda Heutteredafrightened
uttered utteredafrightened a frightened squeal and tamed to leave but Dun took him be behind behlndthe behind ¬
hind hlndthe the Mlylike ears and and It was all up with the Squazzie Dan tossed teeedhim taeeedhim tossedhim
him up into the air once he turned over and over and coining down downfelt dewnltl downfell
felt ltl Into those great greatejawa gaws again In when there was a crack ck another s4 sptieat sptieatana seal sealapd 8It1 8It1a
ana a d then then tae dreadful Sqaazaie w was s limp and a d Had Dan shook him Imonee Imoneemore Once 4neemore Oncemore
more for lack and threw him on the ground Then be smelt around aroasdand aroasdandaeon r04lRdtnd r04lRdtndeon and andEson
eon discovered where wh re AUred AU was wa Alfredsaid AlfredsaidVGlXfi AlfredaMIGh AifrrdosidGtvtee
VGlXfi Gh the box a good bump and turn tUrRit it over Dan DanDa DanDan DanMiff
Da Dan bumped the trap several veral times tI timewt bMt t somehow w ehw It did net over overturnvas overtur overturnxas
turnvas tur 5e eaaMy ly as asifred Alfred fr d had d expected bat t h be persisted ed for a long time timeFinally rim rimRjlty
> Rjlty Finally FJ iiM b he ceased c and began aD t to bark yfUifJtll 1tItC 11 his mlgbt e ending ilng eacH eacHbark eechhg eechhga eechhgbark ac t tbark
bark mir mt1 a long longan ai melancholy Howl lt Wl tght that vims sdascalcrLed 1 II6 calcued to tooalh tooalhsomebody oaJK oaJKsomebody caJIl caJIlsomebod3
somebody < in that direction pretty soon as 8 he Itnew tnew very welt weltAndifr wenn wellAnd
> Andifr And n 1t td1d Hd It was w wiis UIJaot not Ions before Dan Da saw a boy b coming ooraln across aerosea aeroseaf across a aEabt aS aa
S a f flpid kl toward t ward the weeds and he barked louder WbeR tile boy caste ca te Dan Dans Dansaidto
Eabt s saidto 1d to io Alfred AIf ed here comes a boy I wont talk to io1IIm Trim for I d don at atwant t tant twant
want ant people to Enow stow that do dog B can talk so rou OU do some hollering now nowAlfred nowA1froo nowAlfred
Alfred raised his voice in loud shouts and although be could net netmake netmake netmakee
make inudi muc noise the boy heard the faint call and came to the tai trasswhleh t twhICh taiwhich
whICh happened to be his own lie looked at it carefully car lI sad again astftaAlfred agtfuAltred againAlfred
Alfred called I IWhere i iere a
Where ere on in n earth ea th are your QU 7 asked the boy boyIn boyIn boyIn 1
In the trap tralrepllecl replied Alfred Alfre o Turn i urn it over and let me oat outAb oatAn eatAia
An youre foou fooW s aid ld the boy and Alfred had to ask as c twice be before before e efore
fore the astounded asWtlWedCOU1lttT country lad would turn tuntcor ov r his tra trap When Wb la asaw asawthe saw sawthe sawthe
the diminutlTe boy 00 > within be opened Ms W eyes In n astonishment astOl shDtent aHdsaJdl aHdsaJdlGcewhlBIlas a aoGcewhlUlktDs said saidGeewhiilklna
GcewhlBIlas Its It a airy uiiryHE aalryZOHE airyHE
Xw x Im no fairy falri shouted Alfred as 1ou4I lou as b be could Tm a a athats bay baythats b y ythats
thats been bitten by the Delia that s alU all and Ive rveahnaal rveahnaaly IvesbrunkIle shrunk shrunkfe
y Ile fe festeJllled stepped out o t and walked around whilethe while tM other boy stared red Then ThenAlfred Thenf Thenlfred
Alfred lfred f ed taW how It had happened much to the boys b yawler wander weWrter Dan never neversaldftwerd neersaIlLQ neversaid
saldftwerd saIlLQ said a iverd rd he only st there tbe and looked very wtee indeed Alfred did didnot didn9t didnpt
not spare p re himself hlms lt but ut told hew duel he had alwa always been to toanimala toanimalaand t animals animalsand n1ma n1man
and n then added lldfied th t fee bad leanrtd M from fro Jib exjwrienee ex experience rIeou hew little littleSifngscan littleibngse littletfiiagscan
Sifngscan ibngse n suffer e ales + en If Merely frow frosufri fright t 4ht kL He was vasatfll s still talking when whenold whenotd whenold
old Dr PlUKrflc came along and when he sew Alfred 1M poton Det on his hisglassesand hisgia hisSlaseand
glassesand gia i aa 1d examined him very ny carefully carefully care a1I after which he announced that thatltwas thatIt thatit
ltwas It was very ver probable Jlro ble that he world WOt 4 get bs again rai some 2MtI time when th thpoison thpois the thepoison
poison pois n of the Dufltxs sting bad passed out of his system systemHe sy2teJIIHctook systemHetook
He Hctook took the Httle lad home to his parents who were Wftoe filled with alarm alarmat alarmat alarmatthe
atthe at the awful change all but bu hb little tester er who wanted to t play pI y with withhim wIthhim withhim
him like U ea a doD After a few days tM th doctors doct prediction came eametrue eametrueAUrea true trueAlfred trueAlfred
Alfred suddenly began to grow grilW larger tars anti in i a month was even a bigger biggerbgy biggerbo biggerbqY
bgy bo than before but be never ne r frg frgr r rg T TV ah ha h ve f e tad learned tearaedJMK nor ceased eeasedto eeasedtoiee1adeep to tofeeladeep tofeela
feeladeep feela deep sympathy for everything that was snaalVand sma1 and helpless helplessAnd helptessAnd helplessAnd
< And after that you may believe that all of the windows in the theMooney theMooney theMooriey
Mooney mansion were werE mighty well protected by he very strongest mos mosquItoJJettlng masq11lta11ettlng mosquite
quItoJJettlng quite nettlng while the Squazza uazzle boautifuiiy b utiuilO staffed and taoonted on onmabogan a amahogany arn
rn mahogany hogany board by a txicieimist still stands on the th parlor mantel mantelAvhere manteltVhere1 manteljwhere
Avhere tVhere1 If you wish you may see it at an any time if ycu know the Mooney Mooneyfamily aooneT aooneTi
family i mn > WALT MDOtGALL MDOtGALLr >
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