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Jemima Puddle-duck came every afternoon; she laid nine eggs in
the nest. They were greeny white and very large. The foxy gentleman
admired them immensely. He used to turn them over and count
them when Jemima was not there.
At last Jemima told him that she intended to begin to sit next dayŚ
"and I will bring a bag of corn with me, so that I need never leave my
nest until the eggs are hatched. They might catch cold," said the
conscientious Jemima.