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"Come away at once and help me to tie up some mutton bones in a counterpane," said Anna Maria. "I have got half a smoked ham
hidden in the chimney."
So it happened that by the time John Joiner had got the plank upó there was nobody under the floor except the rolling-pin and Tom
Kitten in a very dirty dumpling!
But there was a strong smell of rats; and John Joiner spent the rest
of the morning sniffing and whining, and wagging his tail, and going
round and round with his head in the hole like a gimlet.