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Twinkleberry and six other little squirrels each carried a fat minnow; but Nutkin, who had no nice manners, brought no present
at all. He ran in front, singing—
"The man in the wilderness said to me,
'How many strawberries grow in the sea?'
I answered him as I thought good—
'As many red herrings as grow in the wood.'"
But old Mr. Brown took no interest in riddles—not even when the
answer was provided for him.