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"Whatever is the matter, Cousin Benjamin? Is it a cat? or John
Stoat Ferret?"
"No, no, no! He's bagged my family—Tommy Brock—in a sack—have
you seen him?"
"Tommy Brock? how many, Cousin Benjamin?"
"Seven, Cousin Peter, and all of them twins! Did he come this way?
Please tell me quick!"
"Yes, yes; not ten minutes since ... he said they were caterpillars; I did think they were kicking rather hard, for caterpillars."