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They clicked their thimbles to mark the time, but none of the songs pleased Simpkin; he sniffed and mewed at the door of the shop.
"And then I bought A pipkin and a popkin, A slipkin and a slopkin, All for one farthing——
and upon the kitchen dresser!" added the rude little mice.
"Mew! scratch! scratch!" scuffled Simpkin on the window-sill; while
the little mice inside sprang to their feet, and all began to shout at
once in little twittering voices: "No more twist! No more twist!" And
they barred up the window shutters and shut out Simpkin.
But still through the nicks in the shutters he could hear the click of thimbles, and little mouse voices singing—
"No more twist! No more twist!"