On the fourth day the squirrels brought a present of six fat beetles,
which were as good as plums in plum-pudding for Old Brown. Each
beetle was wrapped up carefully in a dock-leaf, fastened with a
But Nutkin sang as rudely as everó
"Old Mr. B! riddle-me-ree
Flour of England, fruit of Spain,
Met together in a shower of rain;
Put in a bag tied round with a string,
If you'll tell me this riddle, I'll give you a ring!"
Which was ridiculous of Nutkin, because he had not got any ring to
give to Old Brown.