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Old Brown carried Nutkin into his house, and held him up by the
tail, intending to skin him; but Nutkin pulled so very hard that his
tail broke in two, and he dashed up the staircase and escaped out of
the attic window.
And to this day, if you meet Nutkin up a tree and ask him a riddle, he will throw sticks at you, and stamp his feet and scold, and