Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar
NCE upon a time Mr. and
"Oh, Mr. Vinegar, Mr. Vinegar!" cried
"We will find a new house, my dear,"
They traveled all day, but they found no new house, so at night they climbed up in a tree to sleep until morning. They had just gone to sleep when some one at the foot of the tree called out so loudly that they both awoke at once.
"Robbers, my dear," cried
So Mr. Vinegar climbed down the tree and frightened away the robbers. And as the robbers ran, they dropped a gold piece.
"I will buy a house with this gold piece,"
said Mr. Vinegar, picking it up,
So Mr. Vinegar, who was a foolish little man, traveled all the rest of the night to find a house that he could buy for one gold piece, and there was none.
When it came morning he met a farmer
driving a red cow.
"She will give us milk for the rest of our
But soon he heard some music in the road
ahead of him. It was a man playing the
"Will you sell your bagpipes for this red
cow, sir?" asked
"That I will," said the man, and he took the red cow.
"Will you give me those gloves for my bagpipes, sir?" he asked the man.
"That I will," said the man, and he took
the bagpipes, and
But the gloves were too small for
"Mr. Vinegar, Mr. Vinegar, gave his gold piece for a cow, gave his cow for a set of bagpipes, gave his bagpipes for a pair of little gloves. Ha, ha, ha."
That made Mr. Vinegar very cross. He
threw his new gloves at the parrot, and
they went so far up in the tree that he
could not get them. Then
So Mr. Vinegar went home to