READING-LITERATURE: The Primer  by Harriette Taylor Treadwell

The Gingerbread Boy

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There was a little old woman.

There was a little old man.

The little old woman had a cat.

The little old man had a pig.



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The little old woman wanted a boy.

The little old man wanted a boy.

The little old woman said,

"I will make a gingerbread boy."

So she made a gingerbread boy.



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The gingerbread boy ran away.

He ran away from the little old woman,

He ran away from the little old man,

He ran, and he ran, and he ran.



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The gingerbread boy met a cat.

He said, "I am a gingerbread boy, I am, I am, I am.


I ran away from the little old woman, I ran away from the little old man, I can run away from you, I can, I can, I can."

And he ran, and he ran, and he ran.



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The gingerbread boy met a pig.


He said, "I am a gingerbread boy, I am, I am, I am.


I ran away from the little old woman, I ran away from the little old man, I ran away from the cat, I can run away from you, I can, I can, I can."

And he ran, and he ran, and he ran.



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