The Story of Miss Moppet
 

This is a Pussy called Miss Moppet;
she thinks she has heard a mouse!

This is the Mouse peeping out
behind the cupboard and making
fun of Miss Moppet. He is not afraid
of a kitten.

This is Miss Moppet jumping just
too late; she misses the Mouse and
hits her own head.

She thinks it is a very hard
cupboard!

The Mouse watches Miss Moppet
from the top of the cupboard.

Miss Moppet ties up her head in a
duster and sits before the fire.

The Mouse thinks she is looking
very ill. He comes sliding down the
bellpull.

Miss Moppet looks worse and
worse. The Mouse comes a little
nearer.

Miss Moppet holds her poor head in
her paws and looks at him through a
hole in the duster. The Mouse comes
very close.

And then all of a sudden--Miss
Moppet jumps upon the Mouse!

And because the Mouse has teased
Miss Moppet--Miss Moppet thinks she
will tease the Mouse, which is not at
all nice of Miss Moppet.

She ties him up in the duster and
tosses it about like a ball.

But she forgot about that hole in
the duster; and when she untied it--
there was no Mouse!

He has wriggled out and run away;
and he is dancing a jig on top of the
cupboard!