"When it rains, I sit in my little sandy burrow and shell corn and
seeds from my Autumn store. I peep out at the throstles and
blackbirds on the lawn, and my friend Cock Robin. And when the sun comes out again, you should see my garden and the flowers— roses and pinks and pansies—no noise except the birds and bees, and the lambs in the meadows."
"There goes that cat again!"
exclaimed Johnny Town-mouse.
When they had taken refuge in
the coal-cellar he resumed the
conversation; "I confess I am a
little disappointed; we have
endeavoured to entertain you,
"Oh yes, yes, you have been most
kind; but I do feel so ill," said