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THE ADVENTURES OF POOR MRS. QUACK
     

THE ADVENTURES OF POOR MRS. QUACK

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by Thornton W. Burgess
 

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CONTENTS


I. Peter Rabbit Becomes Acquainted with Mrs. Quack
II. Mrs. Quack is Distrustful
III. Mrs. Quack Tells About Her Home
IV. Mrs. Quack Continues Her Story
V. Peter Learns More of Mrs. Quack's Troubles
VI. Farmer Brown's Boy Visits the Smiling Pool
VII. Mrs. Quack Returns
VIII. Mrs. Quack Has a Good Meal

Overview

CONTENTS


I. Peter Rabbit Becomes Acquainted with Mrs. Quack
II. Mrs. Quack is Distrustful
III. Mrs. Quack Tells About Her Home
IV. Mrs. Quack Continues Her Story
V. Peter Learns More of Mrs. Quack's Troubles
VI. Farmer Brown's Boy Visits the Smiling Pool
VII. Mrs. Quack Returns
VIII. Mrs. Quack Has a Good Meal and a Rest
IX. Peter Rabbit Makes an Early Call
X. How Mr. and Mrs. Quack Started North
XI. The Terrible, Terrible Guns
XII. What Did Happen to Mr. Quack
XIII. Peter Tells About Mrs. Quack
XIV. Sammy Jay's Plan to Help Mrs. Quack
XV. The Hunt for Mr. Quack
XVI. Sammy Jay Sees Something Green
XVII. Mr. Quack Is Found at Last
XVIII.Sammy Jay Sends Mrs. Quack to the Swamp
XIX. Jerry Muskrat's Great Idea
XX. Happy Days for Mr. and Mrs. Quack



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"Marshes must be something like swamps," ventured Peter Rabbit
Frontispiece

Several times she circled around, high over the Smiling Pool

"Some folks call him Alligator and some just 'Gator"

"Just tuck that fact away in that empty head of yours and never
say can't"

"Yes," said he in a low voice, "I am Mr. Quack"

Those were happy days indeed for Mr. and Mrs. Quack in the pond
of Paddy the Beaver



I

PETER RABBIT BECOMES ACQUAINTED WITH MRS. QUACK


Make a new acquaintance every time you can; You'll find it
interesting and a very helpful plan.

It means more knowledge. You cannot meet any one without learning
something from him if you keep your ears open and your eyes open.
Every one is at least a little different from every one else, and
the more people you know, the more you may learn. Peter Rabbit
knows this, and that is one reason he always is so eager to find out
about other people. He had left Jimmy Skunk and Bobby Coon in the
Green Forest and had headed for the Smiling Pool to see if Grandfather
Frog was awake yet. He had no idea of meeting a stranger there, and
so you can imagine just how surprised he was when he got in sight
of the Smiling Pool to see some one whom he never had seen before
swimming about there. He knew right away who it was. He knew that
it was Mrs. Quack the Duck, because he had often heard about her. And
then, too, it was very clear from her looks that she was a cousin
of the ducks he had seen in Farmer Brown's dooryard. The difference
was that while they were big and white and stupid-looking, Mrs.
Quack was smaller, brown, very trim, and looked anything but stupid.

Peter was so surprised to see her in the Smiling Pool that he almost
forgot to be polite. I am afraid he stared in a very impolite way
as he hurried to the edge of the bank. "I suppose," said Peter,
"that you are Mrs. Quack, but I never expected to see you unless I
should go over to the Big River, and that is a place I never have
visited and hardly expect to because it is too far from the dear
Old Briar-patch. You are Mrs. Quack, aren't you?"

"Yes," replied Mrs. Quack, "and you must be Peter Rabbit. I've heard
of you very often." All the time Mrs. Quack was swimming back and
forth and in little circles in the most uneasy way.

"I hope you've heard nothing but good of me," replied Peter.

Mrs. Quack stopped her uneasy swimming for a minute and almost
smiled as she looked at Peter, "The worst I have heard is that you
are very curious about other people's affairs," said she.

Peter looked a wee, wee bit foolish, and then he laughed right out.
"I guess that is true enough," said he. "I like to learn all I can,
and how can I learn without being curious? I'm curious right now.
I'm wondering what brings you to the Smiling Pool when you never
have been here before. It is the last place in the world I ever
expected to find you."

"That's why I'm here," replied Mrs. Quack. "I hope others feel the
same way. I came here because I just HAD to find some place where
people wouldn't expect to find me and so wouldn't come looking for
me. Little Joe Otter saw me yesterday on the Big River and told me
of this place, and so, because I just had to go somewhere, I came
here."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013929463
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
40 KB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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