Gateway to the Classics: Firelight Stories by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
 
Firelight Stories by  Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

Teeny, Tiny Lady

O NCE upon a time there was a teeny, tiny lady who lived in a teeny, tiny house in a teeny, tiny village.

One day this teeny, tiny lady put on her teeny, tiny bonnet, and tied the teeny, tiny strings under her teeny, tiny chin, for she thought she would go for a teeny, tiny walk.

So she walked, and walked, and she came to a teeny, tiny gate which led into a teeny, tiny field. The teeny, tiny lady opened the gate, and walked into the field, and there, at the foot of a teeny, tiny tree, sat a teeny, tiny hen.

"This teeny, tiny hen will lay me a teeny, tiny egg for my teeny, tiny breakfast," said the teeny, tiny lady; so she took the teeny, tiny hen, and put it in her teeny, tiny reticule, and she went home again.

But when she came to her teeny, tiny house, she felt a teeny, tiny tired, so she put the teeny, tiny hen in her teeny, tiny cupboard, and she went upstairs to take a teeny, tiny nap.

And she had not been asleep so very long when she heard a teeny, tiny voice which woke her, and it said:

"Give me my hen."

Then the teeny, tiny lady was a teeny tiny afraid, but she pulled the teeny, tiny quilt up to her teeny, tiny chin and she went to sleep again.

But soon she heard the teeny, tiny voice again, and it said a little louder:

"Give me my hen!"

Then the teeny, tiny lady was a teeny, tiny more afraid, but she hid her teeny, tiny head in her teeny, tiny quilt, and she went to sleep again.

But very soon the voice called again, very loud:

"GIVE ME MY HEN!"

Then the teeny, tiny lady sat up in bed, and she called out in a loud teeny, tiny voice:

"TAKE IT!"

And when it came morning, the teeny, tiny lady went down stairs, and looked in her teeny, tiny cupboard; and what do you think? The teeny, tiny hen was gone!


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