There was a naughty boy,
And a naughty boy was he.
He ran away to Scotland,
The people there to see -
Then he found
That the ground
Was as hard,
That a yard
Was as long,
That a song
Was as merry,
That a cherry
Was as red,
Was as weighty,
Was as eighty,
That a door was as wooden
As in England-
So he stood in his shoes
And he wondered,
He stood in his shoes,
And he wondered.
Once upon a time, an old carpenter bought a very
queer piece of wood. As he used his
plane on it, he heard a little
laughing voice say, “Stop!
You’re tickling me.”
The old man was
puzzled by the voice.
He said, "This
is a strange piece
of wood. What
shall I do with it?
I think. I’ll make
it into a puppet."
He set to
work, and as
shape, the old man said, "He must have a name.
I will call him Pinocchio."
As soon as he finished making the eyes, the
carpenter was amazed to see them move.
Before the mouth was made, it began to laugh.
"Stop laughing!" the old man said.
It did stop,
but as soon as
his back was
turned, it put
out its tongue.
And its nose
were its hands
ready than it
the carpenter’s wig and put it on its own head. And then
Pinocchio’s nose grew longer
When its legs and feet were made, they were too stiff to
use, so the carpenter showed Pinocchio how to use them.
Now, the carpenter
decided to send
did nothing but
look for fun. He
often ran away from
go to school?" asked the carpenter. Pinocchio told
him a lie... and his nose started growing longer
Each time he was rude to someone or told a
lie, his nose grew longer. Finally Pinocchio said,
"I’m glad to be a real boy. I’ll never lie again."
Once a cunning jackal jumped into a big tub of blue dye.
"I am your king," he said. All the animals, big and small
believed him and bowed before him. The clever jackal
smiled. Now he was the most powerful animal in the forest.
He was proud to be a king.
Once, the jackal woke up in the middle of the night. The
jackals in the forest were howling at the full moon in the
sky. The blue jackal forgot he was a king. He, too, began to
"Hu…aah! Hu…aah!" he cried.
The animals ran out to see. "He is not a king. He is just a
jackal!" they shouted. They rushed to attack him.
"Stop, stop! I am sorry I tricked you. Please do not kill
me!" said the blue jackal.
The animals forgave him, but only after giving the jackal
a good beatin
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