Once upon a time there was a village shop. The name over the window was "Ginger and Pickles."
It was a little small shop just the right size for Dolls—
Lucinda and Jane Doll-cook always bought their
groceries at Ginger and Pickles.
The counter inside was a convenient height for rabbits. Ginger and Pickles sold red spotty pocket-handkerchiefs at a penny three farthings.
They also sold sugar, and snuff and galoshes.
In fact, although it was such a small shop it sold
nearly everything—except a few things that you want
in a hurry—like bootlaces, hair-pins and mutton
Ginger and Pickles were the people who kept the shop. Ginger was a yellow tom-cat, and Pickles was a
The rabbits were always a little bit afraid of Pickles.