COCK and a hen once wanted to go a journey together. So the cock built a beautiful carriage with four red wheels, and he harnessed four little mice to it. And the cock and the hen got into it, and were driven off. Very soon they met a cat, who asked where they were going. The cock answered,
'* On Mr. Korbes a call to pay, And that is where we go to-day ! "
" Take me with you," said the'cat. The cock answered,
" Very well, only you must sit well back, and then you will not fall forward."
" And pray take care Of my red wheels there ; And wheels be steady, And mice be ready On Mr. Korbes a call to pay, For that is where we go to-day! "
Then there came up a millstone, then an eggt then a duck, then a pin, and lastly a needle, who all got up on the carriage, and were driven along. But when they came to Mr. Korbes's house he was not at home. So the mice drew the carriage into the barn, the cock and the hen flew up and perched on a beam, the cat sat by the fireside, the duck settled on the water; but the egg wrapped itself in the towel, the pin stuck itself in