The Blue Fairy Book - online childrens book

Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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Scarce was he lain down but he had what he wanted: a rash and foolish young rabbit jumped into his bag, and Monsieur Puss, immediately drawing close the strings, took and killed him without pity. Proud of his prey, he went with it to the palace, and asked to speak with his Majesty. He was shown upstairs into the King's apartment, and, making a low reverence, said to him:
' I have brought you, sir, a rabbit of the warren, which ray noble Lord, the Master of Carabas' (for that was the title which Puss was
pleased to give his master) ' has commanded me to present to your Majesty from him.'
' Tell thy master,' said the King,' that I thank him, and that he does me a great deal of pleasure.'
Another time he went and hid himself among some standing corn, holding still his bag open; and, when a brace of partridges ran into it, he drew the strings, and so caught them both. He went and made a present of these to the King, as he had done before of the rabbit which he took in the warren. The King, in like manner,
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